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by Bob Kerstetter
Sakura frame the five roof pagoda adjacent to Tōshō-gū (東照宮), a Shinto shrine in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. Sakura are cherry blossoms.
The five roofs of the pagoda represent the five elements — earth, water, fire, wind and heaven or sky.
Tōshō-gū enshrines the spirit of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the last shogun government of Japan.