1895 marked 1100th year of Kyoto's establishment as the capital of Kyoto. To commemorate this, the government founded the Heian-jingu shrine. It was dedicated to the 1st and last emperors who ruled in Kyoto.
The halls represent replicas of the main Imperial Palace built in the 8th century.
A little note on the colour red:
In Japanese tradition, it is believed that the colour red wards off evil spirits and demons. The colour is predominant in a lot of Shinto shrines.
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pajaran (53334) 2013-08-18 2:51
Interedsantan tekst o staroj palati, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rda, lepo pokazana stara palata.
Interedsantan text of the old palace, with the given data ...
Good composition, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful old palace shown.
All the best.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-08-18 20:21
This is a very clean architectural shot, Raz, with a nice (and useful) pov.
And no pesky tourists to clutter up the lines or distract the viewer from admiring the details of this intriguing shrine.
Your lighting and clarity are good, and it looks like the red paint is working ~ not an evil spirit nor demon in sight ;)
kato (11630) 2013-08-21 4:24
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Heian Shrine with red pillars and green roof. This building is seemed as castle in the corner (Sōryūrō) with East Asian hip-and-gable roof.