Sunday, September 03, 2006

An irregular stone: Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto

Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto sightseeing
This is an entrance of a building at Katsura Imperial Villa, famous for elegant villa more than 300 years ago.

At a glance of it, this stone is quite irregular and doesn't seem to be suitable for the entrance. But using that kind of stones at the entrance, or the end of the path, it draws attention to the visitors and helps avoid much plainness.

Katsura Imperial Villa have more irregular stones than any other villas or temples and the stones were gathered from all over the entire Japan.

This insensible device, made by much efforts and time, is one of the most remarkable features in Katsura Imperial Villa.

at Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto
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