Square #2 at Toshogu Temple, Nikko, Japan, 2013

This square like space is in the forest of 13,000 cedars surrounding the infamous Toshogu Temple. In 1616, the dying Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made it known that his final wish was for his successors to “build a small shrine in Nikko and enshrine him as the God. I will be the guardian of peace keeping in Japan.” And so it was… for the most part.
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sociability
10
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
10
religious
x
access & linkages
9
social
x
comfort
10
residential
x
image
10
court yard
tourist value
10
with park
total
59
street, shopping
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Last time updated on Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:55 AM