The Kaminari-Mon Gate
W 37 . 5 x D 27 x H 24.5 cm Containing base
Materials:Polystone (synthetic resin, stone powder, polyurethane, special resin,
metal, Japanese paper, gold leaf etc.)
Copyright credit “(c) KENSIN
The Kaminari-Mon Gate Measurements
The Kaminari-Mon Gate is 37.5 centimeters wide and 24.5 centimeters tall. Its depth is 27 centimeters and weighs 7 kilograms. This replica of the original structure has the perfect size for display in your home.
The Kaminari-Mon Gate has a design that’s appreciated by all. It is crafted using the highest form of technology, providing you with a quality product. Upon receiving this replica, you won’t have to setup or paint any of the parts. It arrives completely assembled to let you enjoy its beauty and construction.
Sengoku Warring States Era statues and armor reproductions produced by Kensin are the world’s only accurately created figures and items based on extensive historical background research. This is the major point-of-differentation from items sold by other companies. Kensin statues and products know of no other equal.
Polystone is the material used for crafting the Kaminari-Mon Gate. It is a material used in the west for various art crafts and stereoscopic images.
Since it molds and mixes genuine stone powder, the product’s texture and weight is just like stone. These elements make the Kamanari-Mon Gate replica strong and resistant to thermal deformation. It also has a long-term shelf life, thus, can maintain a perfect shape for the best display.
As mentioned earlier, the materials used in the creation of this replica is of high quality. Also, these materials have high fluidity to ensure the elaborate details of the gate.
This architectural model of the Kaminari-mon gate is a fine, handmade piece. Everything from its molding to the processing is done via the Crystal Technology. For its basic parts, these are hand painted and produced by specialized engineers. This is to perfect each portion of the model.
All in all, there are over 200 parts that make up this model of the Kaminari-Mon gate. Kensin Co. Ltd. focuses on maintaining the traditional methods of armor production for future generations. They have continued to lead the way in finding, studying, and producing classic Samurai figures from the Sengoku era.
An expert with over 10 years of experience specializes in hand painting this replica of the gate. The expert reproduces the gate’s redness while golden details were all painted.
Coloring the wall’s surface is done using Chuku – a fungus pigment made from shells. It is often used for coloring buildings during Japan’s ancient period.
Enshrined figures guarding the gate are the thunder gods Fujin and Raijin. Even as replicas, the details of these gods are perfectly mirrored. Their color and texture are made as close as possible to the real figures. For the large lantern, it’s made using Japanese paper to display its authenticity.
The Kaminari-Mon – A Symbol of Japan
For a long time, the Kaminari-Mon has become the symbol of Asakusa. Yet today, it is known as the symbol of Japan. The creation of the original structure dates all the way back to the year 942. This was around the Heian period of Japan’s history.
The gate is a structure claimed as a form of prosperity. It was even drawn by a famous Ukiyo artist named Katsushika Hokusai. This was the Asakusa Kannon Kaminarimon. People from the area state that as long as Asakusa flourishes, the Kaminari-mon Gate will be there.
Konosuke Matsushita is the founder of Matsushita Electric Appliances. It is better known as Panasonic. He once prayed at the Asakusa Temple for his own healing.