Available literature describes this building as one of three treasure warehouses at the shrine. The decoration is very colorful and ornate.
I was studying this shot at the original size, and I was asking myself:
Whether they kept the treasure inside, or outside the building on the walls and roof?
Greetings Misa, Thanks so much for visiting again and commenting. I am sure the monks would love your comments on how beautiful the art work is on the exterior of their buildings. The weather conditions are very hard on the paint and guilding so they are always under preservation. This building was in wonderful condition compared to some of the others nearby.
Greetings Rich, This place and your shot are really wonderful and fantastic. My great compliments to you. Cheers, Tiffany
Greetings Tiffany, Thanks for visiting me in Japan and commenting. The treasure house is very ornately decorated. The entire temple is well know for its woodcarving, especially the three monkeys and the cat. It is interesting to look at the main carvings in the pitch of the roof because the artist had never seen an elephant before and carved it from descriptions and impressions.
Very beautiful picture, Like.
Best wishes, Ernesto.
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Photo taken in Nikkō Tōshō-gū, 2301 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1431, Japan
Misplaced? Suggest new location