The grounds of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko sit in perfect harmony with the lush Japanese flora. This pocket square has been hand-painted to reflect the serene green atmosphere of Nikko, Japan.
- 100% Hand-painted Egyptian Cotton
- 12" x 12"
- Medium-heat iron
- Hand cut & finished
- Dry Clean Only
The Shrines and Temples of Nikko, Japan are a visual masterpiece of varying angles that sit in harmony with the lush Japanese forests. Initially erected in the 8th century as a Buddhist Temple by a monk named Shodo, the site has expanded to 50.8 hectares in the 17th century and contains over 100 buildings belonging 2 Shinto Shrines and and the original Buddhist Temple.
The Futarasan-jinja is a Shinto Shrine dating back to the 17th century. This space was devoted to the worship of the three divinities of Mt. Nantai ( Man’s Body Mountain ). This mountain is currently an active volcano.
The Tôshôgu is the second Shinto Shrine best known for this ‘foreign’ details maintained within a traditional Japanese architectural layout.
The Rinnô-ji is contains the original Buddhist Temple erected in the 8th century by Shodo. Expansion during the Edo period took place (1653) to build an honorable mausoleum for Japan’s third shogun, Togukawa Iemitsu. Today the beauty of the Rinnô-ji Temple is listed as a National Treasure for both it’s history and unparalleled beauty.
The grounds of the shrines and temples of Nikko have been called architectural and artistic perfection by many. In the Shinto religion, the relationship between man and nature is everything.Shinto is ‘ the way of the gods’ and those who practice believe in the spiritual essence of nature ( rivers, rocks, trees ) and honor them with prayers and offerings. That value is very evident in the respect and meticulous care given to the beauty of the grounds. To learn more about the Temples and Shrines of Nikko here