Friday, 20 May 2016

Shrines and Temples of Nikko

The UNESCO site Shrines and Temples of Nikkō encompasses 103 buildings or structures and the natural setting around them. That's a lot of Shrines and Temples!

Nikkō Tōshō-gū Shrine
This postcard was sent by Yukie

Nikkō Tōshō-gū (日光東照宮?) is a Shinto shrine located in NikkōTochigi PrefectureJapan.
Tōshō-gū is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. Initially built in 1617, during the Edo period, while Ieyasu's son Hidetada was shogun, it was enlarged during the time of the third shogun, Iemitsu. Ieyasu is enshrined there, where his remains are also entombed. This shrine is built by Tokugawa retainer Tōdō Takatora. - in: wikipedia

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