Nikko

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Sorinto Pillar. “Jingen-daishi built this pillar in 1643 at the request of Shogun Iyemitsu. Built in copy of the Treasure Tower in Hiei-san Temple, it is a bronze memorial pillar of 15 meters high and 3 meters in circumference. It contains it it 1,000 volumes of holy sutra, (Buddhist Scripture). The pillar is also the symbol of world peace which purifies the back demons’ gate of Toshogu Shrine.