The Yomeimon Gate,Toshogu Shrine,Nikko(11)
[ID] 623  ( ID:623 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Nikko
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 135x92
[Cabinet] 14-13-0
[Keyword] shrine/temple
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In front of the Yomei gate stand the bell tower and the drum tower within the compounds to the left, and the Honjido to the rear. It was called "Honjido" because the Yakushi nyorai, which was the main Buddha of worship of Tokugawa Ieyasu, was enshrined there, but at present it is called Yakushido. A dragon is painted on the ceiling, and when visitors clap, the sound echoes. The painting is thus called nakiryu (crying dragon). The steps to the Yomei gate and corridor are seen to the right.