Nikko showcases some of Japan’s most splendid – even gaudy – high culture in a serene and evocative mountain wilderness, and offers a unique combination of natural quietude and cultural opulence. Image circa 1985.
Nikko, which means “sunlight” in Japanese, was founded in the 8th century by the Buddhist priest Shodo and is an extant showcase of the wealth and power of the Tokugawa clan. Nikko is famous for Toshogu, the mausoleum of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, and an outstanding cultural legacy of Japan’s Edo era. Image circa 1985.
Nikko is a small city in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture, in the mountains north of Tokyo. It’s the site of Toshogu, the famed Shinto shrine established in 1617 as a lavish memorial for Tokugawa Ieyasu, founding ruler of the Tokugawa shogunate, or Edo Period.
Continuing my conversion of slides to digital images from Nikko, Japan, circa 1985.