It was built in 1627 by Todo Takatora, the lord of the Tsu domain, and Tenkai monk, a priest of the Tendai sect, as a shrine dedicated to Ieyasu Tokugawa. Todo Takatora is good at building castles, such as Tsu Castle, Iga Ueno Castle, Zeze Castle, and Nijo Castle. From Ieyasu Tokugawa to success, victory, healthy longevity, and this Toshogu shrine has withstood wars and earthquakes, and is said to have good luck. Although it is not as big as Nikko Toshogu, it is a gorgeous building with many parts covered with gold leaf and using paradise coloring. The shrine is protected from cultural properties and cannot be entered.
I almost overlooked it, but soon after I saw it, there was a company called "Eiyo Gongensha". The raccoon dog was enshrined and caused disasters in various places such as Ooku in the Edo period. It is a god of taking exams, finding employment, and winning now. There is no photo, but there is a raccoon dog in the company.
There are two types of red stamps, and ordinary red stamps have a peony stamp until February 23. In addition, there are many attractive amulets such as peony amulets until February 23, and Shoryu amulets because Ieyasu's anniversary is 17th. This rising dragon is the one with the head facing down among the dragons on the left and right of the Karamon that can be seen without entering the building. It seems that the greater the person, the more he hangs his head, and I want to be that way.
Cold peony used to be a lucky flower for the New Year, but now it has replaced the leaf button. This is because cold peony has a low flowering rate. A modified version of it is the winter peony.
This winter peony can be seen until February 23rd. They have various of colors and shapes. The music of the koto is played, and the haiku is attached to the frost-enclosed peony made of straw, which is very tasteful. You can also see early spring flowers such as Japanese allspice and Amur adonis. Kawazu cherry blossoms and weeping plums are in full bloom now, which is also very nice.