Imperial Palace, Kyoto: the Shishinden Hall (Sacred Mirror Hall)
|Library Reference||Barr 19-02-08|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||John Barr / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Palaces ; 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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