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Taiyuin Yashamon Shinto shrine, Tochigi prefecture
Taiyuin is a given title for the third successive Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa. Emperor Gokoumyou gave that designation to the Taiyuin mausoleum after the Iemitsuís death.
The Yashamon Gate enshrines four female devils. Color of each body expresses the East, the West, the South and the North.
Together with other shrines in the area, it as been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
SOURCE: Yasufumi Nishi, courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
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