The next courtyard contains the store rooms, the water font and the
stables. The stables are covered with carvings of monkeys and include the
image of the three wise monkeys.
Next was the place for washing hands (and rinsing the mouth according to
the guide). We all did as we were told and moved on to admire some of
the multitude of stone lanterns spread around the courtyard. Apparently
they were all gifts from the various landlords to the Shogun and have
therefore been collected together at his shrine.
Then through a second Torii gate (smaller this time) and up more steps to
the Yomei-mon Gate and the walls of the inner shrine.
The Yomei-mon Gate
Outside the Omote-mon Gate