The Yomeimon Gate,Toshogu Shrine,Nikko(12)
[ID] 691  ( ID:691 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Nikko
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 137x91
[Cabinet] 15-31-0
[Keyword] shrine/temple
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In front of the Yomei gate stand the bell tower and drum tower within the compounds to the left, and the Honjido is to the rear. It was called "Honjido" because the Yakushinyorai, the honjibutsu (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 one claps, the ceiling echoes, so it is called nakiryu (crying dragon). The steps to the Yomei gate and corridor are seen to the right.