Japanese architecture
Japanese architecture (日本建築, Nihon kenchiku) has traditionally been typified by wooden structures, elevated slightly off the ground, with tiled or thatched roofs. Sliding doors (fusuma) were u...
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Church of Light, Tadao Ando
A Voyage through one of the Tadao Ando's masterpiece, the "Church of Light"
Hotel Okura - The end of an era
As the life of Tokyo's iconic Hotel Okura draws to an end, Monocle is granted exclusive access to capture on film the gracious ways of this much-loved modernist gem.
Japanese castle
the photo collection for Japanese Castles: Shiro the BGM's singer is RIKKI.
Japanese architecture - Japanese Modern Architecture
Japanese architecture is considered as the most inventive and modern in the world.
Japanese castle
Japanese castles (城, shiro) were fortresses constructed primarily of wood and stone. They evolved from the wooden stockades of earlier centuries, and came into their best-known form in the 16t...
Japanese castle - Wikipedia
Buddhist temples in Japan
Along with Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples in Japan are considered by everyone to be among the most numerous, famous and important religious buildings. The Japanese word for a Buddhist temple is tera...
Buddhist temples in Japan - Wikipedia
Housing in Japan
Housing in Japan includes modern and traditional styles. Two patterns of residences are predominant in contemporary Japan: the single-family detached house and the multiple-unit building, either owned...
Housing in Japan - Wikipedia
Urakami Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral, often known as Urakami Cathedral (Japanese: 浦上天主堂 Urakami Tenshudō) after its location Urakami, is a Roman Catholic church located in Motoomachi, Nagasaki, Japan.
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Sessha (摂社, auxiliary shrine) and massha (末社, undershrine), also called eda-miya (枝宮, branch shrines) (collectively known as setsumatsusha (摂末社)) are small or miniature shr...
Setsumatsusha - Wikipedia
Daigo-ji (醍醐寺, Daigo-ji) is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi. Daigo, literally "ghee", is used figuratively to mean "crème de la crè...
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St. Agnes Cathedral (Kyoto)
St. Agnes Cathedral is a Christian church located in Kyoto, Japan, and is the diocesan Cathedral of the Diocese of Kyoto, which comprises all the Anglican-Episcopal churches and other facilities in Fu...
St. Agnes Cathedral (Kyoto) - Wikipedia
Hiroyuki Suzuki (architectural historian)
Hiroyuki Suzuki (鈴木博之) (May 14, 1945 – February 3, 2014) was a prominent Japanese architectural historian who also established a reputation abroad.For most of his career Suzuki was Professor of the Hi...
Zenshūyo (禅宗様, lit. Zen style) is a Japanese Buddhist architectural style derived from Chinese Song Dynasty architecture. Named after the Zen sect of Buddhism which brought it to Japan, it eme...
Zenshūyō - Wikipedia
Shoin (書院, drawing room or study) is a type of audience hall in Japanese architecture that was developed during the Muromachi period. The term originally meant a study and a place for lectures...
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Row House in Sumiyoshi
Row House in Sumiyoshi (住吉の長屋, Sumiyoshi no Nagaya), also called Azuma House (Japanese 東邸), is a personal residence in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan. It was designed by Japanese architect Tadao A...
Row House in Sumiyoshi - Wikipedia
Mizuya (水屋, literally "water room") is the term for the preparation area in a Japanese tea house (chashitsu) or attached to any venue used for the Japanese tea ceremony. For instance, the area used fo...