Wednesday, August 20, 2008

JAPAN - Toshogu Yomeimon (Nikko City)

JAPAN stamps

Location of NIKKO in JAPAN

Nikkō Tōshō-gū (日光東照宮) is a Shinto shrine located in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is part of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikkō", a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tōshō-gū is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. Initially built in 1617, during the Edo period, while Ieyasu's son Hidetada was shogun, it was enlarged during the time of the third shogun, Iemitsu. Ieyasu is enshrined here, and his remains are entombed here.

UNESCO World Heritage Site :

Date of inscription : 1999

JAPAN : Tochigi Prefecture

The shrines and temples of Nikko, together with their natural surroundings, have for centuries been a sacred site known for its architectural and decorative masterpieces. They are closely associated with the history of the Tokugawa Shoguns.


Postcard sent by Satomi
Private swap - Reference JP001

Toshogu Yomeimon (Japan, Nikko City)
One of the most magnificient structure in Japan

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