Wednesday, 6 April 2011

THE JAPANESE GATEWAY

REPLICA OF THE CHOKUSHI-MON
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.

6 comments:

ρομπερτ 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.

Life Like This.. said...

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

-Bhags

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