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Heian Jingu was built in 1895 to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the establishment of Heian-kyo (the old name of Kyoto). The Shinto shrine honors two emperors: Kammu (737-806), who founded Kyoto in 794, and Komei (1831-66), the last emperor to live out his reign in Kyoto before the capital moved to Tokyo.
On the occasion of the deification of Emperor Komei in 1940, additional buildings were added, including the Main Sanctuary, Shinto ritual hall, Inner Sanctuary, Flank Hall, Tablet Hall, Outer and Inner Platforms, Saikan and Administration Building. -- http://www.sacred-destinations.com/japan/kyoto-heian-jingu
The architecture design was a reproduction of the Chōdōin (Emperor’s palace in the former eras) in 5/8th scale (in length). -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heian_Shrine
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Heian Jingū (Kyoto, Japan)
Kyoto, Kyōto, Kinki, Japan
© John Quale
© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia
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