Restoration begins on Nikkō Tōshōgū Yōmeimon Gate

years:July 2013

On July 8, as part of Phase 1, Project 2 of the Heisei Renovations (2013-2018), the restoration of the National Treasure, Yōmeimon Gate at Nikkō Tōshōgū began. The work involved repainting the sculptures, metal fittings and the exterior of the entire building. In July, the wooden panels, called hameita, on the east and west walls, which had been decorated with peony relief carvings, were removed to reveal tōyu makie on the wall beneath them. KANŌ Yūsei painted their sketches during the restoration in the Hōreki era. They were opened to the public in November. (Japanese)

created: 27/10/2021
modified: 15/02/2023 (Update History)
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