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Nikko Toshogu is a Shinto shrine, built in 1617 and dedicated to the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Ieyasu Tokugawa. The shrine has been registered as a World Heritage Site.
The structure is decorated with lacquer and rich coloring, and many of the pillars feature carvings and sculptures. These are not just aesthetic designs, but represent faith as well as scholarship and ideologies. 
The various wooden carvings of animals represent peace.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

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Nikko Toshogu is a Shinto shrine, built in 1617 and dedicated to the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Ieyasu Tokugawa. The shrine has been registered as a World Heritage Site.
The structure is decorated with lacquer and rich coloring, and many of the pillars feature carvings and sculptures. These are not just aesthetic designs, but represent faith as well as scholarship and ideologies.
The various wooden carvings of animals represent peace.