World Heritage Toushougu Shrine
Today, I’d like to show you world heritage Toushougu Shrine. You already know this ‘famous Toshougu’ , so there might be nothing to show you detailes. But, fortunately, thsi Toshogu is located ata our district, Tochigi Pref.
Here, I’m going to shouw today is ‘Yomeimon Gate’. It is described as
“One of the most beautiful gates in Japan, Yomeimon Gate is said to have been given the name “Main Gate of the Imperial Court.”
It is also called “Gate of the Setting Sun” because one could gaze upon it all day and never tire. It is covered with over 500 carvings depicting traditional anecdotes, children playing, sages and wise men. “
“Gate of the Setting Sun” is something funny description, but this is the expression we dayly use as ‘higurashi-no-mon’ . higurashi means all day long, and no =of, and mon=gate. As I explain this, you could be able to know how this gate is beautiful even you watch it all day long・・・・
I don’t know anyone ever actually watchi this gate so long, but it is a story one might be express its beauty. There are many other things to be explain, but today this is the only story relating to the yomeimon gate.
More story may be explained later・・・・Thank you.
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Walk around NIKKO
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