Chokushi-mon – London Picture


Kew Gardens in October 2013 …

This Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the Imperial Messenger) was created for the 1910 Japan-British exhibition and later reconstructed in Kew Gardens. It is a replica of the Karamon of Nishi Hongan-ji in Kyoto.

The landscape was laid out in 1996 following restoration of the Gateway. In designing it, Professor Fukuhara of Osaka University adapted garden styles from the Momayama period when the original gateway in Japan was built.

Visit the Kew website for more information about the Japanese Garden ……

Image published by wallygrom on 2013-10-23 21:30:49 and used under Creative Commons license.

Tagged: , England , London , Surrey , Richmond , Kew , Kew Gardens , Botanical Garden , October 2013

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