#027: Kaminari-mon (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)

  

#027: Kaminari-mon (category: tourist spot)

Kaminari-mon Japan

Kaminari-mon is one of the most famous tourist spots in Japan. The Japanese word "kaminari" is "thunder" in English and "mon" is "gate", respectively. So, "Kaminari-mon" literally means "Thunder Gate", whose name derives from the statue of Japanese thunder god standing in the gate building.

You can find two kanji characters which reads "Kaminari-mon" on the immense chochin hanging inside the gate. This chochin and the gate building itself were built by Japanese business legend Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic corporation.

Kaminari-mon

(Monday, July 1st, 2013)    See Archive

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