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Object ID 2001.012.002
Format Map
Scope & Content Map of Nikko, Japan. Pictures. All writing is Japanese and transliterated Japanese. Associated with Katie Moran. See items in 2001.012.001.

"Nikko lies at the foot of Mt. Nyoho in the western part of Tochigi, and it is known as the home of the Futarasan Shrine, the Tosho-gu Shrine and Rinno-ji Temple. It is also home to the Nikko-suginamiki-kaido (Nikko Japanese Cedar-Lined Road) which has been designated as a natural monument, and it is included as part of the Nikko National Park.

The Tosho-gu Shrine is where the famous shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined. The shrine achieved its current state of elaborate luxuriousness when Ieyasu's grandson, shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, reconstructed it. The engravings on the Yomeimon Gate, redolent in their gorgeous colors, are particularly impressive, and the engravings of the three monkeys in Shinkyu-sha and Nemuri-neko, the sleeping cat, are also well known."

Japan National Tourism Organization: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/tochigi/nikkou.html (accessed 7/30/2014)
Catalog type Map
Physical characteristics
Dates of Accumulation
Title Pictorial Map of ?, Japan.
Insets Drawings of buildings on map
Area / Region Japan