The fifth Shogun Tsunayoshi was responsible for establishing this shrine in 1706. The particular style of architecture here ... More
Nezu Jinja Shrine
The fifth Shogun Tsunayoshi was responsible for establishing this shrine in 1706. The particular style of architecture here is known as gongenzukuri. Because the majority of the structures are original, the shrine is now an important cultural property. Buddhist influences can be seen in the motifs incorporated in the two-story main gate. The extensive grounds include a shrine stage (kagura-den), massive cedar and gingko trees, and a carp pond. The shrine is also noted for its wisteria and its azaleas; a great time to visit is during the Azalea Festival, which is held between April 8th and May 5th annually.
The garden is reminiscent of Kyoto and predates the buildings in the compound. The landscaping is attributed to Kobori Enshu,
a renowned master. There is the ubiquitous heart shaped pond, stocked with turtles and carp and a teahouse removed ...
A millennium ago so the legend goes, the Hirokuma brothers found the statue of Kannon (the Bodhisattva of Mercy the
deity alleged to have great powers in purifying people and granting them true happiness) in their fishing nets, and ...
This perfect example of Shinto architecture muted colors and spare lines was opened in 1920 to commemorate the death of
Emperor Meiji in 1912. Surrounded by 72 hectares (178 acres) of shady trees and the various Japanese flora of ...
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