The Yomeimon Gate,Toshogu Shrine,Nikko(7)
[ID] 533  ( ID:533 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Nikko
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 135x90
[Cabinet] 12-3-0
[Keyword] shrine
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The Yomei Gate from the worship hall side of Toshogu. The upper tier of the gate is covered with dragon carvings and the lower tier with Chinese lion carvings. It is supported by twelve white pillars. To the right and left walls are Amainu (lions) and Komainu (Korean dogs). One of the inner pillars of the gate has a decorated pattern upside down to avoid bad luck. The colouring is rough.