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Kiyomizu Temple Kyoto 清水寺京都 1

三重塔 Sanju No Tou

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This is a three-story pagoda at the Kiyomizu Temple grounds. The building isn't so imposing in real life, but the color and detail is hypnotizing. I forget how much detail and craft modern architecture has shifted into mechanical/electronic hands. It amazes me to imagine that only hands, "simple" tools, and razor-sharp minds were responsible for this structure. I am of course ignoring restorations in recent decades, but that in itself says a lot about the presence of this pagoda in modern times.

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Taken on November 22, 2008