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Shiroyama Park, Nagano, Japan, 2013[open in full screen]  

 
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The Heian Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The Shrine is ranked as a Beppyou Jinja (the top rank for shrines) by the Association of Shinto Shrines. It is listed as an important cultural property of Japan.

  In 1976, the Shrine was set on fire; and nine of the buildings, including the honden, or main sanctuary, burned down. Three years later, the burned buildings, already 1895 replica from the original shrine, were reconstructed with money collected from donations.

The architecture was a reproduction of the Chodoin in 5/8th scale. The large red entrance gate is a reproduction of the Outenmon of the Chodoin.

  The architecture of the main palace mirrors the style and features of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the style from the 11th-12th century (late Heian Period).

❖ Photographs by Ken Grunberg, 
and Una Janicijevic
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