Shibamata Taishaku Ten was built in 1629. Although it may seem uninteresting at first, look closer and you will see that Buddha is in the details. The craftsmanship of the carvings will astound you. Little shops selling the temple's famous kusa-dango (herbed sweet rice cakes) and shio-senbei (salted rice crackers) line both sides of the path leading to the shrine. The scenery for the popular Japanese film "Otoko wa tsuraiyo" (translated as "Am I Trying" or "It's Tough Being a Man") was modeled after this area.
|Address||7-10-3 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku , Tokyo|
|Home Page||http://www.taishakuten.or.jp (Available in English)|