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Hōryū-ji, the oldest pagoda
© Yoshida Keiji
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1000: Hōryū-ji, the oldest pagoda (Keiji)

The temple of Hōryū-ji, near Nara, includes what are thought to be the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the world — the central pillar of the pagoda having been dated at over 1400 years old.

The artist gives us a direct view of the architectural intricacy of the buildings, which makes for a texturally rich puzzle.

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Born in 1930, in Gifu Prefecture, Yoshida Keiji graduated in 1952 from what is now the Tokyo University of the Arts, and trained as an architect. He was a joint founder of Rengousekkeisha Ichigaya Architects in Tokyo, and in addition has held academic appointments and written widely, particularly on wooden building construction and aspects of townscape. He is active in the movement to preserve the traditional Japanese townscape, which features in his many "travel sketches," together with views from wider travel around the world.

Yoshida is his family name.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11341 (11-341 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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