Wednesday, 6 April 2011


As in the previous post we are still at Kew Gardens.
This Oriental building, the Japanese Gateway, surmounts a low mount. It is a four- fifths sized replica of a 16th century ceremonial gate, the Chokushi-Mon in the Japanese city of Kyoto.

After being shown at the Japan - British exhibition in London in 1910 it was transferred to Kew Gardens.
Skilled Japanese craftsmen recently restored it's superb wooden carvings and at the same time a Japanese landscape designer complemented it with a wonderful Japanese garden.


Anonymous said...

What a joy to see, how impressive to see something alike being possible. Nothing able to be compared to over here.

One can indeed only hope, that it might become a Gateway for Hope.

Please have a good Thursday.

daily athens

ADRIAN said...

Wonderful. It's very impressive.

Anonymous said...

Japanese architect are really unique and You have beautifully captured it.


becky said...

Hiya Trevor,
this Kew Gardens looks like a wonderful place to be still & contemplate...

Leovi said...

Beautiful light and delicious contrasts with a very attractive theme. Very good.

Linda said...

Greetings Trevor...What an impressive piece! I love how you caught the shadow in this and how it frames the fine detailed pattern that reminds of a weaved basket. Sepia is wonderful in this and your photographic technique is amazing! I don't know how I missed seeing this blog before when I went on your either one, but I am so happy you mentioned it, Linda