When it was built in the 17th century, Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine was a unique and a completely new type of shrine. Why and how was it built, and what was the purpose of this shrine? I would like to consider these and other questions in this series.
Japan Silhouette features beautiful things, touching scenery, and interesting buildings of historical importance—I would like to guide you to many such places through my articles. Please enjoy all “things Japanese” together with me.