Публикации с меткой «treasure»

E-book about Matsumoto Castle

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Nicknamed “Crow Castle”, Matsumoto resembles black bird ready to fly. It is one of the most beautiful castles in Japan and one of only twelve castle with extant main keep. In 1952 it was designated National Treasure of Japan. Now there are only five castles with such high status. In this book one can find the history of the castle creation and would be able to learn about its distinctive architecture. The book is rich illustrated by photos mainly shot by the author. Recommended for those interested in Japanese history, culture and architecture.

E-book Matsumoto Castle (PDF) on Lulu

E-book Matsumoto Castle on Amazon

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Todai-ji Temple

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Todai-ji (Great Eastern Temple) is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple was constructed in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan and grew so powerful that the capital was moved from Nara to Nagaoka in 784 in order to lower the temple’s influence on government affairs.

Todaiji’s main hall, the Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall) is the world’s largest wooden building, despite the fact that the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two thirds of the original temple hall’s size. The massive building houses one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu).

More info and pictures in e-book World Heritage Sites of Japan

and e-book Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

E-book about Matsue Castle

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Matsue Castle is one of only dozen survived samurai castles in Japan. It was built in 1611 and remained its main keep intact until our days. In 2015 the castle was designated National Treasure of Japan, thus became the fifth castle with such status. In this book one can find the history of the castle creation and would be able to learn about its distinctive architecture. The book is rich illustrated by photos mainly shot by the author. Recommended for those interested in Japanese history, culture and architecture.

E-book Matsue Castle (PDF) on Lulu

E-book Matsue Castle on Amazon