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Posted By: Schraubstock, 09-22-2018, 06:21 AM

Buddhists burn incense for enlightenment and purification.
If it works for the locals...

This tourist is “deep cleansing” himself.

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09-22-2018, 08:18 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Schraubstock Quote
Buddhists burn incense for enlightenment and purification.
If it works for the locals...

This tourist is “deep cleansing” himself.
Good view of these people focusing while life swirls around them. Is this some kind of temple entrance?

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Yes it is Tokyo's famous Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple in Asakusa, a district of Tokyo not far from the city centre and easily reached by underground metro. The locals pronounce it "Asaksa"

Sens?-ji - Wikipedia

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Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.

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Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.
You can lip read, I was wondering what he was mumbling

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There's actually something very interesting about this photo and that is the ancient Sanskrit symbol. Many people may think it is a swastika, associated with Nazism, on first glance. However, the Sanskrit was adopted into Japanese culture where it is pronounced manji and has been associated with Buddhism for a very long time, well before the Nazi regime.
It is ironic, and unfortunate, that a symbol of life and eternity that was considered sacred for thousands of years has become a symbol of hatred.
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