Tuesday, February 9, 2016

(998) Something more about Zojoji...


...I mentioned the other day: the Somon (惣門) gate of the Taitokuin (台徳院) mausoleum built by shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu for his father, Tokugawa Hidetada. The mausoleum has been destroyed and the gate was moved a little to the side; now it can be seen a few yards to the left of the main gate of Zojoji and the sight is somewhat odd since behind it there's only a stairway and a road leading to a hotel.  

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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