Saturday, July 07, 2007

Cedar trees, Kyoto

Cedar trees, Kyoto
This photo was taken in Kitayama, the northern part of Kyoto city. This area is famous for Japanese cedar, supplying for wooden buildings. Cedar is easy to cut and has beautiful grains, so the material has been used for buildings very much. Some of the cedar from this area are polished with sand and some water, used for the pillar of an main alcove in guest rooms, Tokonoma in Japanese.

1 Comments:

At 7/11/2007 12:05 PM, Blogger Ann said...

man those cedar trees sure are tall!

 

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