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Myôman-ji
© Mizuno Katsuhiko
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1000: Myôman-ji (Mizuno)

An elegant bridge in the approach to the main gate crosses an azalea-fringed pond. Although founded in the ancient Muromachi period (roughly 1400s), this temple moved to its current site as recently as 1966. Whereas in Europe much fuss is made over castles and similar monuments being the original pile of stones, the famous wooden buildings of Japan have normally been rebuilt at regular intervals.

What does the name mean?
myô
mystery
man
full
ji
temple

Born in Kyoto in 1941, Mizuno Katsuhiko earned a degree in literature from Doshisha University in 1964. Since 1969 he has worked as a freelance photographer, in a lifelong quest to capture the essence of Japanese tradition in his native city, and resulting in publication of some one hundred books of his photographs.

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10335 (1000-335 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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