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Osaka: Shitennoji

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After walking past Tsuruhashi, I’ve finally made my way to Shitennoji like 30-40 minutes later. Shitennoji, 四天王寺, literally means shrine of the four heavenly kings. People who come here looking for Andy Lau, Leon Lai, Jacky Cheung, and Aaron Kwok will be in for a disappointment./obscure Canto-pop reference

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Two of the Heavenly Kings protecting the east gate entrance. Their faces look so fierce, one will have to think twice about pulling anything funny.

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… why was this place so empty? I came here on a Saturday and thought it would be a bit more livelier since this is a pretty well known temple.

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IMG_1857Lots of ninja turtles swimming and relaxing on the platforms :D

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and here was the realization why no one was around: the temple was actually closed! So I wasn’t able to enter and see the tower temple :(

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I was wondering where the other two kings were…

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The whole place was just empty ^^;. It’s nice to be in a temple area when it is quiet though. Combined with the nice warm weather and atmosphere, one can spend a good time pondering about things in life. “Peaceful” would be a great way to describe it. Time to get going before the day gets dark… there’s still so much more I want to see!

4 thoughts on “Osaka: Shitennoji

  1. When they open, there’s this open-air market outside, something I was a little surprised at since it was supposed to be a temple.

  2. Hey Z,

    Awesome blog you got here :) i find this blog cool too, i really do miss your gunpla blog anyways i just wanted to let you know while i was searching for some of your gunpla pictures on the web i noticed someone is using your cool pictures and claiming it as his own heres the link if ever you wanna check it out http://shownd.com/dinovalmojaworks/57349/GUNDAM-PHOTOGRAPHY

    I just dont think its fair saying its his, he even put a watermark and copyright saying its his.. If ever you

    Well if ever you have time maybe you could check it out, till then keep up the awesome blogging work its just amazing XD

    • Hey thanks for the heads up on that. That’s rather… interesting I guess. This is like the third or fourth time someone has taken my photos as their own. There’s probably even more out there too. I guess I’m more dumbfounded why anyone would take my photos when there are so many better ones out there.

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