Toshogu – Nikko, Japan

1/20 f5.6 ISO 400 Canon 24-105L @ 45mm

Nikko is a magical place northwest of Tokyo about 2 hours.  It is a beautiful setting with mature trees, a large lake nearby, and it attracts millions of Japanese and foreign tourists every year because of its main site – Toshogu.

Toshogu is the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868.  The lavishly decorated shrine complex consists of more than a dozen Shinto and Buddhist buildings set in a beautiful forest. Initially much smaller, Toshogu was enlarged into the massive complex of today by Ieyasu’s grandson Iemitsu during the first half of the 17th century.  Hope you enjoy some of our favorite shots from our visit.

         1/90 f4 ISO 800                                  1/350 f2.8 ISO 400
         Canon 24-105L @ 24mm                Sigma 70-200 @ 147mm

1/15 f4 ISO 400 Canon 24-105L @ 24mm

1/45 f4.5 ISO 800 Canon 24-105L @ 28mm

1/45 f8 ISO 500 Sigma 70-200 @ 70mm

1/45 f4 ISO 800 Canon 24-105L @ 28mm

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