When I think of Toshogu, I think of Toshogu in Nikko, but there is another Toshogu here in Ueno. In addition to Ieyasu Tokugawa, the shrine also enshrines Yoshimune Tokugawa and Yoshinobu Tokugawa. When the first shogun and the last shogun are enshrined together, it makes me wonder if they will ever get along. It may be because the last shogun is being chastised for his decision to return the government to the Emperor without consultation.
Anyway, along the long approach to Ueno Toshogu Shrine, there are not only stone lanterns but also several bronze lanterns. They are said to have been dedicated by various feudal lords. Shrines that enshrine powerful people of the time also have gorgeous decorations. Furthermore, it was cherry blossom season. Cherry blossoms were blooming beside the bronze lanterns, and I could see people walking behind them.
|Apr 2006 PEOPLE TOKYO|
|CHERRY BLOSSOM FIGURE LANTERN SHRINE UENO|
April 21, 2006
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