The Nikko Toshogu shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu (there are many Toshogu shrines in Japan, all dedicated to him) but Ieyasu’s remains are entombed in Nikko. One of the most popular element of this shrine is perhaps the three wise monkeys’s sculpture which symbolise “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.
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Ayako sees no evil!
Torii of Nikko Tosho-gu
Fierce guardian of Tosho-gu
Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil at Nikko Tosho-gu shrine
Nikko Tosho-gu gate
Getting my Nikko Tosho-gu stamp
Ayako Gaijin-san and pagoda!
Lavish buildings at Tosho-gu in Nikko
Another guardian of Tosho-gu