In Nikko, on the sides of the Toshougu Shrine’s Yomeimon Gate, we can admire two lavishly ornate towers, 12.6 meters tall.
One of them hosts a bell (Shoro Tower - on the right side, when looking from outside) and the other one houses a big drum (Koro Tower).
From a distance they look the same, but on a closer look, the Shoro Tower, pictured here, is ornamented with more sculptures, representing cranes, dragons, and giraffes.
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Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100
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