In our last post about Toushou-gu (SEE HERE ), we cantillated about the poignant and dignified resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu owing much to its natural surroundings. What an extraordinary contrast the rest of the Toushou-gu complex is! Just look at the flamboyant colours and the exaggerated use of gold though out:
There are few places of historical importance that we have visited that have shown such an obvious double-personality. I must admit that I much prefer the quiet reverence of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s mausoleum site over the opulent exuberance of the above.