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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/japan12-nikko4 Thank you! Nikkō is a town at the entrance to Nikko National Park, a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists. Attractions include three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Nikkō Tōshō-gū), Rinnō-ji Shrine and the Futarasan Shrine. 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 there, where his remains are also entombed. This shrine is built by Tokugawa retainer Tōdō Takatora During the Edo period, the Tokugawa shogunate carried out stately processions from Edo to the Nikkō Tōshō-gū along the Nikkō Kaidō. The shrine's annual spring and autumn festivals reenact these occasions, and are known as "processions of a thousand warriors."

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JAPAN Nikko Short but sweet touching trip 4

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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 there, where his remains are also entombed

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The lower level of Nikko Toshogu Shrine Omizuya, ritual hand washing place - built in 1618

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Omizuya, ritual hand washing fountain

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Omizuya detail

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Omizuya detail

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Ritual hand washing fountain are used by worshipers for washing their left hands, right hands, mouth and finally the handle of the water ladle to purify themselves before approaching the main shrine

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Omizuya detail

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Kondo-doro Gilded Bronze Lantern Stone Lantern

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One of the three sacred storehouses Toshogu Shrine Nikko

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Kamijinko Azekura-zukuri Storehouse

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Kamijinko Azekura-zukuri Storehouse many weapons, important religious accessories, art works, and clothes are stored here for the festival of this Toshogu in Spring and Autumn

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Depicted on Kamijinko Azekura-zukuri Storehouse are these golden elephants, said to be based on the sketches of Kano Tan’yu, one of the foremost painters in Japan of the Kano school

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Kamijinko Detail of the “Imaginary Elephants” (created by artists who had never seen an elephant) © Ron Reznick

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Kyozo Sutra Storehouse

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The Kyozo, a storehouse for Sutras (sacred books)

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The Kyozo, detail

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The storehouses hold costumes and equipment for the Togyosai Festival, a 1000 -person Samurai style procession where the Mikoshi (palanquins for the deities) are carried to the Futarasan shrine.

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Shimojinko Azekura-zukuri Storehouse © Ron Reznick

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steps leading to the upper level and the Bell Tower

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Steps leading to the upper level and the Bell Tower

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steps leading to the upper level and the Drum Tower Karadou Torii gate (first bronze Torii in Japan)

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steps leading to the upper level and the Drum Tower two almost identical buildings: the Shorō (Bell tower) and the Korō (Drum tower)

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the Shorō (Bell tower) and Chousengane Korean Bell

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The Chousengane Korean Bell (The diameter of 1m) Messengers from Korea dedicated the bell when they came to Japan in order to celebrate the birth of Iemitsu's son (Later the 4th successive Shogun Ietsuna)

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The Shorō (Bell tower)

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Large mature ancient specimen of Cryptomeria japonica (syn. Cupressus japonica L.f.) endemic to Japan, where it is known as sugi.

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Chousengane Korean Bell

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The elephant-like Baku is an imaginary and composite creature from Chinese mythology thought to prevent or devour nightmares. It has the trunk and tusks of an elephant, the eyes of a rhinoceros, the tail of a cow, and the paws of a tiger

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The elephant-like Baku

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The elephant-like Baku is the eater of bad dreams, and helps to ensure that one’s first dream (Hatsu Yume) during the New-Year holiday is favorable and auspicious

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Oranda dōrō (Dutch lantern) offered to Shogun

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Oranda dōrō (Dutch lantern) is gift from the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) presented to the shogun in 1643

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The roof is peaked with a finial, from which emanate stems that end in bud-like shapes. The finial is crowned with a ball-shaped sacred jewel emanating flames. The kaen hoju (flaming sacred jewel) has the power to repel evil, cleanse corruption and grant wishes. kaen hoju Oranda dōrō (Dutch lantern

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Giant cryptomeria protected by bamboo poles

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Bell Tower Detail

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Pictures: Sanda Foi ş oreanu Nicoleta Leu Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi ş oreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound : Oliver Shanti - First dawn 2015

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The Japanese saying "Never say 'kekkou' until you've seen Nikko"—kekko meaning beautiful, magnificent or "I am satisfied"—is a reflection of the beauty and sites in Nikkō

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After you pass through the granite torii, you will see an impressive pagoda on your left. The original five-storey pagoda, donated by a daimyo in 1650, was burnt down in a fire, and then rebuilt in 1818  Symbol of Nikkō

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The Japanese saying "Never say 'kekkou' until you've seen Nikko"—kekko meaning beautiful, magnificent or "I am satisfied"—is a reflection of the beauty and sites in Nikkō

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The Japanese saying "Never say 'kekkou' until you've seen Nikko"—kekko meaning beautiful, magnificent or "I am satisfied"—is a reflection of the beauty and sites in Nikkō

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