There are 5173 sculptures at the Toshougu Shrine from Nikko, practically all the buildings are lavishly ornate. From all these decorations, my favorites are the panels decorating Tozai Kairo, the wall surrounding the main building. Three of the four sides are still looking exactly as they were 376 years ago (the northern side was destroyed by the earthquake from 1647, after just 11 years since construction).
In today’s photo, I want to show you two of the 25 panels from the southern wall, with sculptures in vivid colors representing exotic flowers and birds…
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: