TokyoStreetView: Joshinji Temple (4K VIDEO)
We love sharing awe-inspiring videos of the seething Shibuya scramble intersection or the eye-in-the-sky tilt-shift time lapse work of darwinfish105, but we also enjoy slower, contemplative slices of Tokyo life. With that in mind, we're thrilled to introduce our latest video feature, presented in beautiful 4K (don't forget to dial up the YouTube resolution!).
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Home to one of Tokyo’s oldest trees (more than 700 years), the Joshinji Temple or Jōshin-ji was first established in 1678 in Kuhonbutsu (a few meters away from the Kuhonbutsu Station in Tokyo). The temple is also home to the three Buddha Halls which are just in front of the Main Hall, housing three of the nine Amida (Amitabha) Buddha. Each of these tall statues shows a different hand position or gesture, also known as a Mudra, which hold symbolic meaning in Buddhism.
These Buddha statues are the craftwork of the great master Kaseki Shonin (1617-1694), a man who devoted many years of his life - from age 18 to 51 - to creating nine different manifestations of the Amida Buddha.
From the Contributor:
Beautiful Japan; a Love Story.
Japan is a world apart from everything you know. It’s a place like no other, built on centuries of tradition and unrivaled attention to detail. Japan is a cultural Galapagos out of reach for many, and it often remains an untouched mystery even for the lucky few who’ve come to call it their home.
A True Contemplative Experience.
TokyoStreetView is born of a passion for life in Japan, and the series aims to offer others around the world a chance to enjoy a bias-free experience of its many wonders. Unlike other videos you may find on Japan, TokyoStreetView’s are purely contemplative: our camera(s) are your eyes and our tripod is your chair, just sit with us, relax, and let an amazing world unfold in front of you in a succession of short ~10-second sequences of RAW 4K video.
We hope our passion for this mesmerizing country will touch your heart, and, though our videos, you’ll feel some of the wonder we held from the first day we set foot on this beautiful archipelago.