Timon Screech is Professor of the History of Art at SOAS, University of London. He is currently on research leave in Tokyo preparing a book on Nikko.

Buildings at the main entrance to the Toshogu Shrine, Nikko (photo: 2016).

A pilgrimage to the shrines of the shoguns

The sacred mountainside site of Nikko comprises both Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines – many of which have been restored to their 17th-century splendour

30 Nov 2020