ASIA-JAPAN/Kyoto

WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

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From 'Morning Calm'from KAL Nov.2000, The world atlas of Architecture' John Julius Norwich/Portland House,1988, 20th Century Architecture PART I,2/1991.

 

Kinkaku-ji/Golden Pavilion Temple
 
  Kinkakuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto



 Architect by by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu on 1397 for Zen temple, construction system was timber frame, clay tile roof in ornamental garden. Style was traditional Japanese, KinkakuJi-the Golden Pavilion was reconstructed. It is the only building left practically intact from the residence which the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa(1436-90). The name Kinkaku (Golden Pavilion) derives from the gold leaf used to decorate the inside and outside of the second and third stories.

 

Kyoto Tower Hotel
 
  Kyoto

 

 Photo by Byunguh Yu on August 1985.

 

Street Scene
 
  Kyoto

 


 Photo by Byunguh Yu on August 1985.

 

City View
 
  Kyoto

 

 
Photo by Byunguh Yu on August 1985.

 

Hankyu Building
 
  Kyoto

 

 
Photo by Byunguh Yu on August 1985.