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Daigokuden
Item Details
Public
Culture
Japanese
Title
Daigokuden
Main Hall
exterior
general view
Work Type
presence chambers
Date
Era: CE
Work: 1895
Image: 1985
Location
Creation Site:
97, Okazaki-Nishi-tenno-cho, Sakyo-ku
Period
Meiji
Description
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
Subject
administration buildings; Shinto; reconstruction (construction)
ID Number
20140426ARCH_0016
Source
Photographer: Quale, John
Quale, John
Source Qualifier: Donor
Requestor
Quale, John
Current Site
Kyoto, Kyōto, Kinki, Japan
Complex Title
Heian Shrine
Heian Jingū (Kyoto, Japan)
Rights
© John Quale
© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia
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