Friday, July 1, 2016

Foreign Friday

Five-tiered Red Pagoda
Miyajima, Japan
Spring 1980
Miyajima's Five-Storied Pagoda, or gojūnoto, is a vermillion-colored tower that stands 27 meters tall. It was first constructed in 1407 and rebuilt in 1533: the tower is dedicated to the Buddhist god of medicine. 

7 comments:

  1. This must be the pagoda that EPCOT tried to copy. It certainly is a beautiful one.

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  2. I agree with the others...Beautiful!!

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  3. Wow those structures are old arent' they? How do they maintain them with snow etc on those pitchy roofs? Beautiful Foreign Friday Nancy!

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  4. Wow! Just breathtaking to see this roof line and the color.

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  5. I've never asked myself how they got the upturned corners. Anyone know how? It is a stunning building.

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  6. Beautiful! It reminds me of pagodas I saw when I visited Japan years ago.

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