Shrines


I split the shrine section into eight pages to make loading easier.
This page contains both hyperlinked text and graphic indexes.

The Shrines Section contains an extremely detailed three page subsection on Nikko Toshogu Shrine,
the pinnacle of Japanese Shrine architecture, plus five pages covering Kamakura’s Tsurugaoka Hachimangu,
Osaka’s Sumiyoshi Taisha, Nara’s Tamukeyama and Kasuga Taisha Grand Shrine, Kyoto’s Heian Jingu, and a page
containing a selection of images from Osaka Tenmangu and Ueno Toshogu plus five shrines in Tokyo and Kyoto.

The text-based hyperlinked index to the Shrines section
 is below, followed by the graphical page indexes


Shrine Section Index
(text links are grouped by pages)

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Nikko One
The Entrance
The Tale of the Three Monkeys
The Lower Level


Nikko Two

The Yomeimon Gate
Tozai Kairo (Colonnade)
Tozai Kairo exterior panels


Nikko Three

The Upper Level
Honsha (central shrine)
Okusha (innermost shrine)


 

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu  (Kamakura)

Sumiyoshi Taisha       (Osaka)

Kasuga Taisha            (Nara)

Heian Jingu                  (Kyoto)

Assorted Shrines
Osaka Tenmangu        (Osaka)
Ueno Park Toshogu    (Tokyo)
Futarasan & Taiyuin    (Nikko)

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
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Page Index

Nikko


The pinnacle of Japanese shrine architecture, Nikko’s construction employed
4.5 million artists and craftsmen for 17 months and cost the equivalent of 40 billion yen.
It enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa Shogun and one of Japan’s three great unifiers.

As the Nikko Section contains over 100 highly-detailed images, I have split
the section into three pages. The first page covers the entrance area and the
Lower Level. The second page covers the Yomeimon Gate and the Tozai Kairo
including the Tozai Kairo’s ornate exterior nature panels. The third page covers the
Upper Level, including the Honsha (central shrine) and Okusha (inner shrine).
I have provided a hyperlinked index to the entire three-page section on
each page, so you can navigate to any part of Nikko if you want to.

Nikko_LowerLevel

Nikko One
The Entrance
The Tale of the Three Monkeys
The Lower Level

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Nikko Two
The Yomeimon Gate
Tozai Kairo (Colonnade)
Tozai Kairo exterior panels

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Nikko Three
The Upper Level
Honsha (central shrine)
Okusha (innermost shrine)

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Tsurugaoka_Hachimangu


This is the most important Shinto shrine in Kamakura.
Tsurugaoka shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, Shinto
god of war and the patron kami of the Minamoto clan.

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Sumiyoshi_Taisha


Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine was founded in 211 AD.
Founded before the Buddhist architectural styles
entered Japan, it exhibits a pure Japanese style.

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Kasuga_Shrine


Kasuga Taisha is Nara’s most celebrated shrine,
established in 768, at the same time as the capital.

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Heian_Shrine


The Heian Jingu Imperial Shrine is a 2/3 scale replica of
the Heian period (794-1185) Imperial Palace in Kyoto.

Jingu: a shrine associated with the Imperial House.
The Heian Shrine was built in 1895 to celebrate the
1100th anniversary of the founding of Heian-kyo.

Assorted_Shrines
Osaka_Tenmangu


On this page, I have placed three image groupings from the Osaka Tenmangu,
 Ueno Park Toshogu and Futarasan Shrines with several other shrines for which I
only have a few images, making this page sort of a Shrine Potpourri page.

Display sections

Osaka Tenmangu       (Osaka)
Ueno Park Toshogu    (Tokyo)
Futarasan Jinja           (Nikko)
& Taiyuin Mausoleum             

 

Small image groupings
Benzaiten Shrine         (Ueno Park, Tokyo)
Gojo (Inari) Shrine       (Ueno Park, Tokyo)
Suika Tenmangu         (Kyoto)
Jishu Shrine                 (Kyoto)
Yasaka Shrine             (Gion, Kyoto)

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