December 11, 2008

Ueno Toshogu (1)

gateway to the shrine Toshogu means a shinto shrine devoted Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) who was the founder and first Shogun (general) of the Tokugawa shogunate.

Ueno Toshogu is one of Toshogu.
It is located the southwest corner of ueno park.

Photo above is the gateway to the shrine.
It is made of stone.

If you path through the gate, you will see other gate soon.

gate to the approach to the main shrine Photo above is the gate to approach to the main shrine.

approach to the main shrineThis is the approch to the main shrine, you can see stone lanterns both side of the approach.

stone lanterns
Photo above is stone lunterns.
There are many of stone lanterns and copper lanteans in the shrine.
Those were offered by feudal lords under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate.

stagePhoto above is the stage that is side of the the approach.

copper lanterns Photo above is copper lunterns.
Karamon(chinese style gate)Photo above is Karamon ( chinese style of gate), with Haiden (worship hall) to the rear.
I introduce you Haiden and Honden (Main shrine) tomorrow.

To be continued.

These photos were taken on Nobember 29, 2008.


Malyss said...

what a wonderful walk you are offering to us, through the past, the history, the architecture!
These are the kind of pictures and of words ("shogun")that help us to imagine the so rich Japan 's history.
Thanks for sharing!

Denton said...

You can take all of these photos again in the Spring when the trees are budding or flowering. Or maybe in the Winter after a snow ... Beauty in multiple seasons.

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