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Heian shrine, Kyoto
© Yoshida Keiji
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1000: Heian shrine, Kyoto (Keiji)

The classic view of the Kihin-kan ("guest residence") in the gardens of the Heian shrine in Kyoto. This site was built relatively recently, in 1895, on the site of the Emperor's palace in Kyoto, commemorating 1100 years since the capital moved there from Nara.

The artist has chosen the season carefully, the weeping cherry blossom perfectly setting off the buildings.


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: E11342 (11-342 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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