Imperial Palace, Kyoto: the Shunkoden (Sacred Mirror Hall)
|Black and white
|John Barr / RIBA Collections
|Palaces ; Halls ; Timber construction ; Roofs
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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