Imperial Palace, Kyoto: looking through the Johmeimon Gate in the south wall of the compound towards the Shishinden Hall (Hall for State Ceremonies)
|Black and white
|John Barr / RIBA Collections
|Courtyards ; Halls ; Gates ; Palaces ; Timber construction
NOTES: The present building dates from 1855, but attempts to reproduce the style of the original palace, which dates back to the 12th century. Like many wooden buildings in Japan, it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt several times over the course of its history.
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