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Nishi Honganji Temple is a large temple compound located
north west of Kyoto Station with many beautiful buildings of
hist...
The Karamon is a gate of
Nishi Hongan-ji designated a
National Treasures of Japan.
It is constructed as a four-
legged gat...
The Karamon
is a gate of
Nishi Hongan-ji
The Karamon gate has
a roof in the irimoya
style
Irimoya style is a style of hip
roof sloping down on all four
sides and integrated on two
opposing sides with a gable
(the...
Roofing materials such
as tile and bark may be
used as coverings. This
roof is covered by bark
shingles made from
hinoki c...
Commemoration of Shinran Shonin’s 750th Memorial
The gate dates to
1573 and was
constructed early in
the Momoyama
period (...
The karahafu
(kara-hafu) is a
type of gable
with a style
peculiar to
Japan. The
characteristic
shape is the
undulating cur...
This gable is common in
traditional architecture,
including Japanese castles,
Buddhist temples, and Shinto
shrines
Although kara can be
translated as meaning
"China" or "Tang", this type
of roof with undulating
bargeboards is an inventio...
The karahafu was named thus
because the word kara could
also mean "noble" or
"elegant", and was often
added to names of ob...
The karahafu
developed
during the
Heian period
and is shown
in picture
scrolls to
decorate
gates,
corridors, and
palanquins
The first known
depiction of a
karahafu
appears on a
miniature shrine
(zushi) in
Shōryoin shrine
at Hōryū-ji in
Nara
Karamon is a four-pillared gate covered by a cypress-thatched gable.
It is also nicknamed the higurashi-mon, or “Twilight ...
This gate is always closed and stands there as if expecting to be
seen. The gate is decorated by sophisticated carvings th...
You can view the inside of this
gate on the southern side of
the temple compound.
Because this gate is kept
closed, to vie...
Text: Internet
Pictures: Internet
Nicoleta Leu
Copyright: All the images belong to their authors
Presentation: Sanda Foişo...
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon
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Nishi Honganji Temple is a large temple compound located north west of Kyoto Station with many beautiful buildings of historical and architectural significance. It is one of two head temples of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in Kyoto. Both of these temples are called Honganji, and so are distinguished by their location: Nishi Honganji being the western temple, and Higashi Honganji being the eastern temple.
The Karamon is a gate of Nishi Hongan-ji designated a National Treasures of Japan.

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Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon

  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-2775088-japan66-kyoto8/
  2. 2. Nishi Honganji Temple is a large temple compound located north west of Kyoto Station with many beautiful buildings of historical and architectural significance. It is one of two head temples of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in Kyoto. Both of these temples are called Honganji, and so are distinguished by their location: Nishi Honganji being the western temple, and Higashi Honganji being the eastern temple. The Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism was founded by the monk Shinran who lived from 1173 to 1263
  3. 3. The Karamon is a gate of Nishi Hongan-ji designated a National Treasures of Japan. It is constructed as a four- legged gate with karahafu gables of undulating curves on the front and back
  4. 4. The Karamon is a gate of Nishi Hongan-ji
  5. 5. The Karamon gate has a roof in the irimoya style
  6. 6. Irimoya style is a style of hip roof sloping down on all four sides and integrated on two opposing sides with a gable (the style is of Chinese origin; it arrived from China in Japan in the 6th century).
  7. 7. Roofing materials such as tile and bark may be used as coverings. This roof is covered by bark shingles made from hinoki cypress
  8. 8. Commemoration of Shinran Shonin’s 750th Memorial The gate dates to 1573 and was constructed early in the Momoyama period (1573 – 1614)
  9. 9. The karahafu (kara-hafu) is a type of gable with a style peculiar to Japan. The characteristic shape is the undulating curve at the top
  10. 10. This gable is common in traditional architecture, including Japanese castles, Buddhist temples, and Shinto shrines
  11. 11. Although kara can be translated as meaning "China" or "Tang", this type of roof with undulating bargeboards is an invention of Japanese carpenters in the late Heian period
  12. 12. The karahafu was named thus because the word kara could also mean "noble" or "elegant", and was often added to names of objects considered grand or intricate regardless of origin
  13. 13. The karahafu developed during the Heian period and is shown in picture scrolls to decorate gates, corridors, and palanquins
  14. 14. The first known depiction of a karahafu appears on a miniature shrine (zushi) in Shōryoin shrine at Hōryū-ji in Nara
  15. 15. Karamon is a four-pillared gate covered by a cypress-thatched gable. It is also nicknamed the higurashi-mon, or “Twilight Gate” because the carvings are so beautiful that one could easily forget the time and admire them till the sun goes down.
  16. 16. This gate is always closed and stands there as if expecting to be seen. The gate is decorated by sophisticated carvings that are not only eye-catching but also have the power to dazzle your eyes
  17. 17. You can view the inside of this gate on the southern side of the temple compound. Because this gate is kept closed, to view the outside of this structure you will need to leave the temple compound and follow the walls around to the Kitakoji lane that runs between Nishi Honganji and Ryukoku University
  18. 18. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet Nicoleta Leu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Japan Buddhism Music 2016

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