This round window with no glass looks out across the large garden at the Meigetsuin (Temple) in Kamakura, Japan. Built in 1160 this amount of land and the luxury this kind of archetecture was afforded by only the most powerful of lords. Yamanouchi Tsunetoshi built Meigetsuin for the repose of the soul of his father, Toshimichi who had died in the battle of Heiji the previous year.
The view from the window from the other side shows the Japanese "Rock Garden" that was behind me while taking this shot. The other side of the window unfortunately is not generally accessible to the public.
There is also another photo posted from this site - "Hana Jizou (Flower Buddha)".
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- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1484)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-09-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS D30, 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 Ø72, JPEG ISO 200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural stuff [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-01-17 21:54
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