TheBrickster, here we are. We have finally reached Nikko Shrine safely. Take a look at the lush green environment which simply takes your breath away from the calm soothing environment. The building is as majestic as the pagoda, filled with rich scarlet oriental paint with traditional roof tiles made more than hundred years ago. Nikko Shrine was built by the respectable shrine builder known as Triathletus in Japan and built this in the Nikko region.
This is the very place, where the villagers climb up the high mountains to the top of the cliff daily, to pray to their God or commonly known to them as Kami. Kami’s existence takes in many forms such as sun, mountains and rivers. For many hundred of years, the Shinto beliefs are still very strong in these villagers. In this present moment, this famous architecture are protected by the government and declared as National Treasure. TheBrickster, shall we head inside and take a closer look at the beautiful sakura blooms.
This is just so amazing! TheBrickster, take a look at this. This Japanese Castle is so magnificent. It is majestic and tall, which has retained the original oriental structure over time. Rumors once said that it was actually built by BallChoi, a mysterious Feudal Castle Builder which served the Shogun during the warring periods.
There is not many castles left in Japan, as most of it are demolished or destroyed during the change towards Meji Government and WWII. However, there are still some historical castles such as Himeji Castle and Nagoya Castle remained until this very day, where they are declared as “National Treasure” by the Japanese Government.
Look over there, the Shogun escorted by the Samurai have just stepped out of the castle. Let’s get out of here, before they assumed we are trespassers.
Don’t you just love this Tea House White Fang? It’s such a tranqil place, that it relaxes me just looking at it. This structure was created by 007, a master carpenter, and is one of my personal favorite places in Japan. The Daimyo were once powerful lords that ruled most of Japan between the 10th century to the early 19th century, after the Shogun era. This building still stands as a memory of their rule.
Isn’t Kyoto a beautiful place to be in? This ancient Capital city used to reside Japan’s Divine Emperor. Oh wait, look over there. There seemed to be some kind of commotion. Let’s take a closer look at Mizu Megami Ichidou over there. It was actually built by a renowned builder known as DarkSpawn.
What is going on? Those 2 warriors are fighting just like some martial kung fu movie artists.. I wonder what they are fighting for. TheBrickster pointed at the other corner of the bridge which reveals more Ninja on the other side of the bridge. I am glad that we are safe up here, looking at them from above. Should we go down and help them? We could borrow some katana from them and aid either side, if we ever know whom to help in the first place.