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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/japan15-nikko7 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

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JAPAN Nikko Short but sweet touching trip 7

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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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Shinyosha

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Shinyosha - Omikoshi storage - there are three Omikoshi for the Shinto matsuri (festivals). One for Minamoto no Yoritomo, one for Toyotomin Hideyoshi and one for Tokugawa Ieyasu.  Often, the omikoshi resembles a miniature building, with pillars, walls, a roof, a veranda and a railing

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Omikoshi is a divine palanquin (also translated as portable Shinto shrine).

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Shinyosha Tennyo (Heavenly Maidens, Flying Apsaras, servants of the Deva) dancing and playing musical instruments on the ceiling of the Shinyosha Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle to transport a deity in Japan while moving between main shrine and temporary shrine during a festival or when moving to a new shrine.

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Shinyosha Tennyo

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Gohonsha Main shrine - National Treasure of Japan. The most important place in Nikko Toshogu. There is a sacred room, stone room, and worship room. Many important religious ceremonies are held in here

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the Haiden (the Oratory, used for worship of the enshrined deity) and Karamon gate

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Karamon - The gate of the main shrine - National Treasure of Japan. It is all painted white, and has many colourfully painted carvings

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Kazaridaru – Sake barrels at Shinto shrines Most brewers donate these sake barrels to shrines for Shinto ceremonies, rituals and festivals. Japanese believe that sake acts as a symbolic unification of Gods and people

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Nemuri neko Sleeping cat - National Treasure of Japan. Carved by Hidari Jingoro. It is a detailed and realistic carving of a cat sleeping under the sun. Nikko's kanji literary means "sun" and "light." So, this cat has become the symbol of Nikko

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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 - Rain of purification 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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