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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Five Storied Pagoda


Five storied pagoda (五重塔) is located between the big Torii Gate and Nio Mon Front Gate (仁王門) of Toshogu shrine (東照宮), at the World Heritage site in Nikko city, Tochigi prefecture.
Toshogu shrine is a shinto shrine complex at which Ieyasu TOKUGAWA (徳川家康) is enshrined with the name of Tosho Daigongen (東照大権現).


Ieyasu Tokugawa (Image from Wiki)

To fully enjoy what Toshogu shrine has to offer, you, as an individual, got to pay 1300 JPY (around $15), however, taking a look at this 36 meters high pagoda is absolutely free of charge!


This is a That's my world and Ruby Tuesday entry.


       

32 comments:

  1. just stunning. I love this pic

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  2. Thank you for sharing
    those amazing work

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  3. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! Love the rich colors and your capture is superb as always, Yoshi! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty of your country! I worked for a number of years for Komatsu when they were building a plant in Oregon and I became both fascinated and interested in Japan and its culture. Your posts bring back lots of memories! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  4. Absolutely a great shot and a great pagota. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. I was wondering if one could go inside and climb to the top. my question was answered when I clicked on the link for information. there are no floors! it is so beautiful it's almost surreal. great shot Yoshi!!! have a beautiful day.

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  6. I think that's the tallest pagoda I have ever seen! It's stunning painted red.

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  7. aloha,

    looks like an elaborate pagoda, the details are amazing

    thanks for sharing this

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  8. So interesting that there are no upper floors within the structure IF I understood the description correctly. I definitely would pay to see this Japanese wonder from the inside. Thanks for sharing the sights in your world!

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  9. The massive roofs are fine rubies. I am drawn to the delicate details of many colors. Very nice. Obviously to the American eye, the style is so unique and different to what we are used to. But so beautiful!

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  10. am amaze at the intricacy and details of the pagoda.

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  11. We just looked at that pagoda from the outside too. I love it that I know who shogun Ieyasu was just because we've been watching those NHK historical dramas in Hawaii.

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  12. This is a magnificent shrine, and the way you shot it is awesome. The red is so vivid....and five stories is amazing. It isn;t just a structure, it is many little structures within the big one....an architectural jewel. Beautiful work.

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  13. Wonderful building! Nice photo, beautiful colors.

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  14. Japan is filled with so many things of exquisite beauty and this is definitely one of them. I would so love to see it in person!

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  15. Such beauty! A wonderful soaring photo.

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  16. 1,300yen is too steep for me! But I wish I can look around someday.

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  17. thanks for your visit and comment

    Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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  18. A colourful structure. Is that a lightning conductor that they have on top of the pagoda ?

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  19. Very impressive and colourful! Exotic from my point of view (Sweden)... And undeniably perfect for Ruby Tuesday!

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  20. This five storied pagoda is so colorful, quite different from those I’ve been familiar with in Nara or Kyoto. Is this characteristics of Nikko Toshogu?

    Thank you for your visit and comment. I went to narcissus field to unwind and relax myself from the severe cold of Nara.

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  21. What a fantastic pagoda, I love the bright colours.

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  22. Amazing shot!
    What vivd colors the five storied pagoda has!!

    In front of the pagoda I see some mirrors. It is a beautiful fusion of Shinto and Buddhism.

    I'm very glad in Japan there is no religious conflict.

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  23. wow, this is an impressive pagoda. quite stunning!

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  24. You did a marvelous job of capturing all of this pagoda's beauty. Love the lacquer shade of red too.
    Happy Tuesday!

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  25. a wonderful capture: the colors are amazing!

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  26. Wow that would be something to see! I'm thinking in two years - Japan for me!

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  27. Magnificent! I'm surprised people are allowed to go inside. That's a lot of stairs to climb.

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  28. The architecuture itself is pretty but additionally the colors are fantastic!

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  29. it's been a long time since i've seen a pagoda, but I remember being pretty impressed by them. Great shot - those colors are so pretty!

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  30. a lovely piece of installation....very interesting stories to go with it too!

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