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Creators:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.
Rosin, Nancy
Dates:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (Album 1, page 13, hand coloring, image 26.5 x 20.4 cm.; on mount 26 x 33.5 cm)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1999.35
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Steps leading to Sorinto Pillar at Rinnoji Temple in Nikko. A lone figure stands in front of the gates to Sorinto Pillar.

Sorinto was built in 1643 by the high priest Tenkai Sojo during the reign of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first of the Tokugawa shoguns. Sorinto was meant to keep the evil spirits away, and to ensure peace within the nation.

Photographer unidentified.