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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 28 February 2019 in Documentary & Street.

After the hike back up from the tomb, you pass through the Sakashita Gate again. If you look up, you'll see these sparrows on the other side of the sleeping cat. It is said that this design, sparrows playing right next to their predator, symbolizes Ieyasu’s wish to create a peaceful world free of wars and conflicts.

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What finesse and delicacy in this fresco that honours sparrows and flowers. It's very beautiful

28 Feb 2019 5:22am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Délicate peinture et couleur quelle décoration et vue sueprbe
Belle journée

28 Feb 2019 5:32am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

This is gorgeous art...

28 Feb 2019 6:22am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


28 Feb 2019 7:26am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Bien vu

28 Feb 2019 7:52am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très beau ce bas relief orné de passereaux.
Bonne journée Steve

28 Feb 2019 8:24am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique travail les couleurs sont superbes

28 Feb 2019 9:06am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Love how the humble sparrows rise to respectable beauty in this lovely artwork...

28 Feb 2019 9:18am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

These carvings are magnificent. Such great detail. Excellent image Steve.6*

28 Feb 2019 10:41am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

So nice colors.

28 Feb 2019 10:48am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful and a great symbol !

28 Feb 2019 11:39am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors and detail in this close-up! Here's to that peaceful world!

28 Feb 2019 1:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful details symbolizing a wish we all want.

28 Feb 2019 2:36pm

Devi from Chennai, India

beautiful shades...nice images of the sparrows...nice story here ....very well carved and painted

28 Feb 2019 3:43pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Precious artistic work...

28 Feb 2019 4:24pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


28 Feb 2019 6:39pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très jolie fresque.

28 Feb 2019 6:48pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Beautiful little detail.

28 Feb 2019 10:02pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful native architecture.

28 Feb 2019 10:12pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe et délicat bas relief !

28 Feb 2019 10:39pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It sounds good in theory, but he'd better tell the cat. (Although my cat wound just want to play with them.)

28 Feb 2019 11:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I wish more people would believe in his wish. This is beautiful. The carvings of the sparrows are magnificent.

1 Mar 2019 1:32am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

What a wonderful Message!!! This is beautiful and very encouraging ;-)

1 Mar 2019 3:39am

Diana from Olympia, United States


2 Mar 2019 4:02pm