The Niomon Gate,Taiyuin Shrine,Nikko(2)
E155 THE(NIO)GATE BUDDEST TEMPLE NIKKO
[ID] 334  ( ID:334 )
[Photographer] Ogawa,Kazumasa
[Album] Ogawa,Kazumasa (Album)
[Place] Nikko
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 266x206
[Cabinet] 8-8-0
[Keyword] temple
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The front gate of Daiyuin, which enshrines the tomb of the Shogun Iemitsu, is called "Niomon" because a pair of Kongo Rikishi statues are placed in it. It resembles the front gate of Toshogu, with an eight-legged and red-painted gate, but it is done in Buddhist style rather than in a mixture of Shinto and Buddhist styles as in Toshogu. Daiyuin is solemn with its red, black and gold colouring.