Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nicholai-do Ortodox Cathedral


The Holy Resurrection Cathedral or Nicholai-do is the main Cathedral of the Orthodox Church in Japan, located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, next to the Ochanomizu station.

This beautiful church designed by the father of Japanese architecture Josiah Condier , based on the original design of Michael A. Schurupov. Completed in 1891, the church was damaged by the great kanto earthquake of 1923 and rebuild with a smaller dome.

Chapel outside nicholai-do
There is a small chapel next to the cathedral decorated with gorgeous Iconography.

Nicholaido entrance
Unfortunately is not permitted to take pictures inside the cathedral, but the stunning interiors were one of the highlights of the visit.


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