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