Kamakura 鎌倉 - avesey
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Nio Gate Statue, Sugimotodera

Sugimotodera, in eastern Kamakura, is the first temple of the Banto Pilgrimage Route dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. The gate and the main hall contain numerous plaques, statues, and other expressions of popular faith in Buddhist deities. The hall is covered in soot from years of goma fire rituals, and thus the temple has a very different feel from more polished sites like Hasedera.