The Yomeimon Gate,Toshogu Shrine,Nikko° 32°ň
715 YOMEIMON GATE AT NIKKO
[ID] 4175°°°°( ID:4175 )
[Photographer] Tamamura, Kozaburo
[Album] Tamamura (album)
[Place] Nikko
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 257x197
[Cabinet] 80-43-0
[Keyword] shrine/Shogun/Nikko Toshogu
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This is the front side of Yomeimon Gate. The symbol of Nikko Toshogu, this gate displays a collection of the craftsmanship and decorative techniques representative of the beginning of the Edo Period. The carvings on the gate total 508 and include people, animals -real and imaginary-, flowers, birds, patterns, and so on. Because the viewers will not get tired of admiring the beauty of the gate until twilight, it is also called the "Higurashimon" (the Evening Gate).