Kofukuji Temple, Nara, Japan, with the Eastern Golden Hall in the foreground and the five-storey pagoda in the background

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RIBApix ref no RIBA135739
Artist/PhotographerBarr, John
CountryJapan
CityNara
Subject Date1400
Image Date2019
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceBarr 19-04-01
OrientationSquare
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John Barr / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The buddhist temple complex dates back to 669-730 and has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, the five-storey pagoda in 1426, the Eastern Golden Hall in 1411. The most recent reconstruction was the Central Golden Hall in 2018.

Subject tags

roofs, pagodas, temples