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Nio-mon Gate at Taiyuinbyo - the Mausoleum of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu in Nikko,

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Nio-mon Gate at Taiyuinbyo - the Mausoleum of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu

In the front are Komoku and Jikoku while the guards at the back represent the green god of Wind and red god of Thunder.

Nio-mon Gate at Taiyuinbyo - the Mausoleum of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu

Beyond the gate, on the grounds various types of lanterns, made of stone or metal are found standing.

Nio-mon Gate at Taiyuinbyo - the Mausoleum of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu NIKKO, JAPAN

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Drum Tower(Koro) at Taiyuinbyo - the Mausoleum of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu

Though both are not used now, they have their own significance. Drum signifies Birth (positive energy) and Bell signifies Death(negative energy).

This gate is called the Nitenmon (2 heaven gate), but if you notice

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Construction of the castle took place over a period of 23 years and was completed by Tokugawa Ieyasu's grandson Iemitsu.

A fourth gate, Kokamon Gate, is designed in Ming Dynasty Chinese style and is located close to the path leading to Iemitsu's tomb.

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Low ranking officials and guests were received in the outer areas of Ninomaru while only the high ranking officials were welcomed into the inner chambers.

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The sanctuary, Haiden, with its black and gold lacquer exteriors is also exquisitely decorated with carvings of dragons and other decorations.

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Despite constructing smaller buildings Ieyasu's successors would go on to add to the castle and make it more grandiose than it originally was.

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The inner sanctuary, Honden, is closed to public and is said to house a gilded Buddhist altar and a wooden statue of Iemitsu.

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Niomon Gate marks the entrance to the shrine and is guarded on either side by two Nio warriors.

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Beyond the gate, on the grounds various types of lanterns, made of stone or metal are found standing.

the facade of Taiyuinbyo

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The shrine buildings are impressive and reminds one of the bright coloured shrines of Toshogu Shrine and Taiyu-in Byo of Nikko or the Kunozan Toshogu shrine ...

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The shrine buildings are impressive and reminds one of the bright coloured shrines of Toshogu Shrine and Taiyu-in Byo of Nikko or the Kunozan Toshogu shrine ...

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