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Japan|13/14 : Zōjō-ji Temple (三縁山増上寺)

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Hello Tokyo Tower!

Next we went around Daimon Station (大門駅 Daimon-eki) and we happened to find Shiba Park that has a clear view to Tokyo Tower. We walked around the park and see that Japanese likes to spend time in the park during weekend.

 

 

 

 

There was a crowd at the road side. We saw many people waving flags. We thought there were something like a politics demonstration (in our country there were so many politics demonstration to the government haha). But we realized we were wrong when we saw a runner coming towards the crowd.

While the crowd filled the road side, many locals did activities with their families and friends in the park. A good weather for outdoor activities, like picnics, playing with pets, running around with the kids, etc.

 

 

 

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If we could stay longer, I’ll plan for a picnic day with Mr. F in the park, while enjoying the neighborhood, seeing the locals enjoy their day, and looking to the Tokyo Tower.

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There you are, Mr. F!

He was waiting for me (again) while I look around and take some photos.

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Gate of Daitokuin Mausoleoum

Shiba Park is located just beside Zōjō-ji Temple. Zōjō-ji Temple is a Jōdo-shū Buddhist temple in Tokyo. During Edo period, it was Tokugawa’s family temple.

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Hondo (the main hall) of Zōjō-ji Temple

 

 

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So many food stalls and trucks at the entrance area of the temple.

Rows of children statue caught my eyes. They were so cute. I was wondering what are those statues means. Mr. F told me that those statues are Sentai Kosodate Jizo, statues that represents unborn children. It sadden me that the fact behind these cute statues was so heartbreaking. (Well it looks cute during daytime but I won’t dare to be here during night-time).

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The statues as a memorial for parents who had miscarriage, abortion or stillbirth. The kanji at the back of the statues are the name given from the parents for the unborn. In Japan ‘Jizo’ refers to the protector for woman and children. ‘Ji’ refers to earth and ‘Zo’ refers to womb.

Most of the Jizo statues are covered with red knitted cap that locals belief it will protect Jizo from different elements. Some parents also put toys and windmills nearby their Jizo statues.

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Cute Grandpa and Grandma

Coco Ichibanya 壱番屋

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Mine, Tomato and Asparagus curry with scrambled egg ¥844

The scrambled egg was so soft and creamy! ❤

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His meal, Pork Cutlet Curry with Vegetables ¥1,000

They served the curry menus for vegetarian and halal too!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

or you can customize your own meal. :9

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Coco Ichibanya was quite price meal for us that time, but it was worth to try! Coco Ichi, is one of the biggest curry rice chain in Japan. Just like Sukiya or Yoshinoya. We have it here too in Jakarta, but the price is double from Japan price. 😦

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Zōjō-ji Temple

4-7-35 ShibakoenMinato 105-0011, Tokyo

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Coco Ichibanya

https://www.ichibanya.co.jp/english/#

 

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