Ueno Toshogu Shrine
There are a great number of Toshogu shrines around the country, especially east half of Japan. All of them were dedicated to Ieyasu, the founder of Tokugawa shogunate. The name of the shrine gToshoh means genlightening easth that is, Edo.
The Toshogu consists of three buildings standing in a row
and surrounded by roofed walls with a front gate.
The structure is called gGongen styleh
The front building along with the gate and walls had been gilded with gold.
So the people in Edo called it the gGolden Shrineh
The building is very elaborate and richly decorated with paintings and carvings.
Many large bronze and stone lanterns line the walkway to the shrine.
At the start point of the walkway stands the main Torii.
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