The front entrance to Toshogu Shrine,Nikko(2)
[ID] 479  ( ID:479 )
[Photographer] Tamamura,Kozaburo
[Album] Tamamura,Kihei (Album)
[Place] Nikko
[Date] 4th - 30th year of Meiji
[Color] color
[Size] 249x193
[Cabinet] 11-9-0
[Keyword] shrine
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Past the Ichino torii from the front approach, the red-painted Toshogu front gate is seen at the top of the steps. At present, statues of Nio stand to the left and right, and Korean dogs are placed to the right and left of the back. The front is in the style of a Buddhist temple and the back is in the style of a Shinto Shrine. In accordance with the Shintoism and Buddhism separation order of 1872, there was a time when the Nio statues in the front were moved to the back of the Daiyuin Nio Gate and the Korean dogs were moved to the front. This is a photo of that period. The caption reads "Nio Gate ".