Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Japan Photo per Day - Senjokaku, the Hall of One Thousand Tatami Mats

Very close to the Itsukushima Shrine you can visit another landmark of Miyajima, the Senjokaku. Built in 1587 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Senjokaku was intended to be a Buddhist library and a place for chanting Buddhist sutras. However, because Hideyoshi died, it seems that the building was never finished and that’s why it wasn’t painted, there is no ceiling and it doesn’t have an outer gate.

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