Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Soundless Sound

Within the Gate.
The 22 meter tall Sanmon Gate at Tofukuji is the oldest Zen gate of its kind, dating back to 1425.  One climbs a steep narrow step stairway without guardrails to find an ancient area of statues and quiet.  It is only open to the public a few times a year.
The main altar entrance is visible beyond the center of the gate.