The Yomeimon Gate,Toshogu Shrine,Nikko° 28°ň
13 NIKKOU
[ID] 3207°°°°( ID:3207 )
[Photographer] Usui Shuzaburo?
[Album] Usui Shuzaburo?
[Place] Nikko
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 210x256
[Cabinet] 65-27-0
[Keyword] shrine/Shogun/Nikko Toshogu
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This is the rear of Yomeimon. The symbol of Nikko Toshogu, this gate displays craftsmanship and decorative techniques representative of the early Edo Period. The carvings on the gate total 508 in number and include people, animals (real and imaginary), flowers, birds, and patterns. It is also called "Higurashimon" (Evening Falling Gate) because visitors can stand looking at it all day long and still not tire of its beauty.