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WAYOU KENCHIKU /Japanese architecture

During and after the Nara Period (710-794) of JAPAN, a unique Japanese style of architecture developed called Wayou Kenchiku (和様建築). Its use factors into the features of Japanese-style architecture in shrines and temples.
Kondo (金堂), Yosemune-zukuri (寄棟造) and Hongawarabuki (本瓦葺) with Shibi (鴟尾) : Kondo (Main hall) is a Yosemune-zukuri (rectangular temple) covered with a Hongawarabuki (cray tile hip-and-gable roofing). Shibi is a type of decoration that is attached to both ends of a tiled roof.
Toshodai-ji Temple Kondo (唐招提寺, 金堂) (National Treasure) : Ganjin-wajo (鑑真和上) had the Toshodai-ji temple build and live there until he passed away.
Kasuga-Dorii (春日鳥居) : A style of Shinto shrine archway in Japan called "Kasuga-Dorii"; Torii (In this cases, Torii is pronounced "-dorii," ) is a gate to a shrine.
Sandou (参道) of Kasugataisha Shrine (春日大社) : An approach to the shrine
Stone Lantern (灯篭) : A lantern is an enclosure that keeps the light from turning off. It is made of stone and metal. Originally, it was used by monks from the Nara Period of Japan.
The shape of a stone lantern in Kasugataisha Shrine : Stone lanterns of Sndou line the approach to Kasugataisha.
Kairou (回廊) : Kairou is a building that goes around the main shrine and other major structures.
Kasugataisha shrine : Kasugataisha shrine was built to protect Heijokyo and pray national.
Kaerumata (蟇股) : A strut called Kaerumata (a strut with legs stretched like those of a frog) is placed between Kumimono (組物 ; a framework of a building to support eaves) and other Kumimono.
Suzaku-mon (朱雀門), Heijo-kyo ato (平城京跡) : In 710, Ancient capital of Japan was moved from Fujiwara-kyo (藤原京, 694-710) to Heijyo-kyo (平城京, 710-784) where is located Nara city.
Azekurazukuri (校倉造) : A style of architecture call Azekurazukuri such as square log architecture.
Warehouse to store treasures and sutras of Toshodaiji Temple : The logs of Azekurazukuri style has protected the treasures for a long time.
Odaruki (尾垂木) : A beam of a traditional architectural structure that supports a roof, called rafter "Odaruki".
Higashi Kondo (東金堂) of Kofukuji (興福寺) : Higashi Kondo, Eastern Golden Hall (National Treasure), was originally built at 726.
Photographing place: Nara city, Nara prefecture, JAPAN
DMS : 34° 41′ 6″ N, 135° 48′ 17.2″ E

Digital work for Albumen print series V
Digital negative is converted to positive and digitally output.
Landscape of Silk road  in JAPAN
Photograph of Silk-road-journey by Ha4Lab. | Japanese photographer and researcher
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WAYOU KENCHIKU /Japanese architecture


WAYOU KENCHIKU /Japanese architecture

During and after the Nara Period (710-794) of JAPAN, a unique Japanese style of architecture developed called Wayou Kenchiku (和様建築). Its use fact Read More