Monday, January 5, 2015

Nikko Toshogu Shrine | Japan

Yomeimon Gate Nikko Japan
Nikko Toshogu is a Shinto shrine located in Nikko, Japan. It is part of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikko", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shinto (meaning "way of the gods") is the largest religion in Japan.  

Pictured on the card is the Yomeimon Gate. Unlike most Japanese temples and shrines, elaborately decorated with 508 sculptures of all kinds of dragons and (imaginary) animals. There are also numerous sculptures of people from Chinese legends and Japanese life.
International letter writing week 1997.

Thx again Steve!


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