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Imperial Palace, Kyoto: the Shishinden Hall (Sacred Mirror Hall)

RIBA Ref No RIBA135728
Artist/PhotographerBarr, John
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Subject Date1855
Image Date2019
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceBarr 19-02-08
OrientationSquare
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditJohn Barr / RIBA Collections
SubjectPalaces ; Halls ; 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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