Saturday, May 5, 2007

Nikko: Toshogu Details

Left: waterfountains outside the shrine gates.

Below: the famous three monkey carvings; "hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil"

Left: another famous carving, this one is the "sleeping cat". It was carved by a man with only one arm.

Left: some pretty carvings in the eve of a building in the Toshogu Shrine area.

Below: The roof and finnials of a gate- pretty impressive carving and painting!

Left: a closer look at the little lion/dragon guys on the building above.

Left: another colorful eve

Below: cool doors in the shrine complex.

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