Saturday, October 20, 2007

Kibana, a wooden nose, at Kingakuji Temple in Kyoto

Kibana, a wooden nose, at Kingakuji Temple in Kyoto
The prominent wooden part is called Kibana in Japanese, meaning a wooden nose. (ki means wooden and bana means nose) Such parts are usually seen at the top of pillars of old wooden in Temples. Looking at this kinds of details is one of the pleasures in appreciating old buildings in Japan.

1 Comments:

At 10/21/2007 7:12 AM, Blogger maria elisa said...

love the detail

 

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