The front entrance to Toshogu Shrine,Nikko(1)
[ID] 252  ( ID:252 )
[Photographer] Ogawa,Kazumasa
[Album] Ogawa,Kazumasa (Album)
[Place] Nikko
[Date] 4th - 30th year of Meiji
[Color] color
[Size] 269x215
[Cabinet] 6-26-0
[Keyword] shrine/peddler
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Going through the Ichino Torii from the Omote Sando (front approach), visitors see the red painted Toshogu front gate above the stone steps. At present, the Nio statue is placed to the left and right of the front, and Komainu (Korean dog) to the right and left of the rear. The front is done in the style of a temple, and the back in the style of a shrine. Under the Shintoism Buddhism division order issued in 1871, the front statue of Nio was moved to the back of Niomon of Daiyuin, and for a time the Komainu were placed in the front. The caption says Ichinomon instead of Niomon.