Semba Tosho-Gu Shrine in Kawagoe

by Noriko - Japan Licensed Guide

Semba Tosho-Gu Shrine is the place where the post-funeral ceremony of Ieyasu Tokugawa was held.  It's designated as Japan's national cultural property.  You can find wild ginger mark, Tokugawa family crest, on the gate of the shrine.  Chinese characters used for Tosho-Gu means "shrine shining in the east." 


  Semba Tosho-Gu Shrine in Kawagoe

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