Anaguma

Anaguma

Posted on 11/11/2008


Photo taken on May 30, 2007



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Tokugawa
Nikko
Nikkō National Park


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Nikko God of Thunder Taiyuin-byo、Nikko 日光

Nikko God of Thunder Taiyuin-byo、Nikko  日光
One of the guardians at "2nd Heaven Gate" (Nitenmon) of Taiyuin-byo, the last resting place of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the 3rd Tokugawa Shogun. Raijin, the god of thunder, has just 3 fingers, representing past, present, and future. He also only has 2 toes for the earth and sky. Behind him are 9 drums, with which he makes his thunder.

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