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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Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil at Nikko Tosho-gu shrine
Ayako Gaijin-san and pagoda!
Fierce guardian of Tosho-gu
Nikko Tosho-gu gate
Torii of Nikko Tosho-gu
Ayako sees no evil!
Getting my Nikko Tosho-gu stamp
Another guardian of Tosho-gu
Lavish buildings at Tosho-gu in Nikko