Monday, July 16, 2007

Japanese architecture, Toji Temple

Japanese architecture, Toji Temple, Kyoto
This photo is a part of main building in Toji Temple, Kyoto. Each part, tile roofs, rafters, wooden blocks supporting the rafters, cross members on the pillars and pillars, is combined with in a balanced manner. Japanese architecture tends to have less decoration so the well balance is vital to the its aesthetic. The equilibrium of the parts is one of points of views in Japanese old architecture.


At 7/17/2007 10:38 PM, Blogger julia said...

Yes, this is a work of art, very appealing.


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