Thursday, 30 July 2009

Sho-Hondo Temple - Kimio Yokoyama [updated]

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Built in 1972 to last a thousand years, this remarkable Buddhist temple was demolished amid much controversy in 1998.

Unfortunately it’s been as ill-served by photographs as it was by its guardians, but it certainly holds its own with Mt Fuji – and from the right angle it looks no less organic than the “beautiful back end” of Notre Dame de Paris.

st01_3Inside however it was something quite unique.

Shohondo

UPDATE:  A couple more large pictures of the enormous interior, courtesy Luke H.:
Audience
Detail of back wall

2 comments:

  1. Damn. I can't get over how huge it is.

    A few more large pictures of the inside:

    Audience

    Detail of back wall

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  2. I actually have been there and it was so AWESOME being around it and inside it

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