Meet Unico at Ueno Toshogu Shrine

Meet Unico at Ueno Toshogu Shrine

Hello Lulu is.. I stopped by Ueno Toshogu Shrine before going to the press preview at the Tokyo National Museum.

Ueno Toshogu Shrine was built in 1627 and was officially awarded the shrine name in 1646 and became “Toshogu Shrine”. Toshogu is a shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the existing shrine of Ueno Toshogu was rebuilt in 1651 by the third shogun, Iemitsu.

The nationally designated important cultural property “Karamon” can be seen in front. The official name is “Karahafu-zukuri Shikyakumon”.

A sculpture of a rising dragon and a falling dragon by Hidari Jingoro. There seems to be a legend that you go to drink the water of Shinobazu Pond at night. I’ll wait till night because I want to go with you.

The greater the person, the more the head hangs down, so the one with the head facing down is the rising dragon.

The elaborate and beautiful upper part of the golden pheasant bird and silver chicken bird is a compilation of the techniques of the Muromachi-Momoyama period.

The transparent wall surrounding the north, south, east and west of the shrine was built in 1651.


A relaxed monkey

More than 200 sculptures of wild mountain animals and plants in the upper row and sea river animal sculptures in the lower row are vividly expressed. Catfish-chan ~

You can see the gorgeous Gongen-zukuri of the Edo period up close.

A gorgeous Karamon gate that was repainted with gold leaf and was released in 2014. You may be able to observe more details by looking from the back side.

“Okusu” is a sacred tree that is over 600 years old. The thickness of the trunk is 8m or more and it is the largest in Ueno Park.

The motif of a dragon wrapped around its tongue is a spirit beast called “Shin,” which spits out its mouth to create a mirage!

Ueno Toshogu Shrine where you can meet dragons, shens, and unicorns. Here, please award Unico’s amulet.

Unicorn children Unicorn brings happiness to the people they meet and is loved and kind to everyone. I pray that this amulet will deliver happiness like Unico.

“Unico” is a work by Osamu Tezuka, which has been published in the magazine “Lyrica” ​​since 1976.When I was a kid, I was absorbed in reading it.

I met Unico, the weather was nice, and I had time to see the show ~ I took a walk in the park. Visit Ueno Daibutsu.

Ueno Daibutsu is the “Shaka Nyorai-za” built in 1631 by Naoyori Hori, the lord of the Echigo Murakami feudal clan, to pray for the souls of those who fell into the war. I was hit by many disasters such as earthquakes and fires, and finally my face fell after the Great Kanto Earthquake, and my body was donated during World War II. In the spring of 1972, it changed its appearance from the beginning of its construction and is gaining faith as a “passing Daibutsu that will not fall anymore”.

Shinobazu Pond with dead lotus. I heard that the beautiful lotus flowers that bloom in the summer can be seen thanks to the people who manually clean them during this period.

Say hello to Ugajin, the human-headed snake that wrapped the Toguro

Kaneiji Temple, Kiyomizu Kannon-do I love “Tsuki no Matsu”.

It’s a quaint pine that fits Shinobazu Pond Buntendo in a circle, but what I took from the front was blurry … I have to make reading glasses properly.

Panda post cute.

I was fascinated by the beauty of the branches of the trees,

Seen from this position, I like the contrast between the dome roof of the Hyokeikan, which was designed by Josiah Conder’s apprentice and architect Katayama Tokuma, and the front gate of the former Inshu Ikeda mansion called “Kuromon”.

Keisei Electric Railway’s “Old Museum Zoo Station”. I always associate it with a pyramid. The green door is designed by Katsuhiko Hibino. I want you to open it to the public again! !! !! !! !!

This old museum zoo station is said to have been made in a majestic Western style in consideration of being built on a special land called “Seiden Goryokuchi” that has been passed down from generation to generation in the imperial family. Due to a decrease in the number of users, the business was unavoidably suspended in 1997 and abolished in 2004. Selected as. In collaboration with Tokyo University of the Arts, it has become what it is today.

The Kuroda Memorial Hall designed by Shinichiro Okada, an architect who was a professor at the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts. The architecture of the early Showa period has an impressive appearance with scratch tiles using Ionic colonnades.

And the Neo-Renaissance International Library of Children’s Literature (former Imperial Library). Inheriting the tradition since the bookstore opened in the Yushima Seido in August 1897, it has been the “National Diet Library International Children’s Library” since 2000.

Then, I arrived at Tohaku West Gate. I will take Unico to the exhibition.


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