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Toji Temple, Kyoto II, Japanese Landscape Painting

Toji Temple, Kyoto, Japan II

Toji Temple is located not so far from the Kyoto train station.  Its pagoda, being the tallest wooden tower in Japan, is probably the most prominent landmark of the city and one of the most exquisitely beautiful structures.

Toji was built around the time Japan's capital was established in Kyoto (it was called Heian-kyo) in 794.  This and another temple stood on both sides of the Rashomon, the south gate to Heian-kyo, which, sadly, doesn't exist any more.

The pagoda is also a nostalgic symbol, especially to those who call Kyoto home.  It is not so often that I go back there, so when the pagoda comes into view on my way to Kyoto, I feel I'm back.

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Toji Temple, Kyoto, Japan II

Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 in. (on 9 x 12 in. paper)
Mat/Frame: No
Purchase: Sold

Topics: Japanese Landscapes | Kyoto Japan | Sold Works 



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