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Kyoto

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Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, particularly religious architecture, and the art of Japanese gardens. It is a city of 1.4 milion with tremendous cultural assets, where the past still lingers on, where there are more than 2000 temples and shrines, where it is possible to glimpse a few Geishas in the streets. The historic monuments of ancient Kyoto are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Cemetery in a courtyard. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Narrow alley by night. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Bicyclist in front of a traditional style house. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Traditional theater performance at the Gion Kobu Kaburen-jo theatre. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Maiko (apprentice Geisha) dress elaborately to perform the Miyako Odori (cherry blossom dance). Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Miyako Odori (cherry blossom dance) performed at the Gion Kobu Kaburen-jo theatre. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Lanterns and flowering sakura (cherry blossoms), Gion. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Tetsugaku-no-Michi (Path of Philosophy), a walkway lined up with cherry blossoms. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Garden with trees and mosses on the grounds of the Kinkaku-ji Temple. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Cherry tree in bloom and temple roof. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Classical roof shapes of a Zen temple. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Golden pavilion, Kinkaku-ji Temple. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Some of the 1001 statues of the thousand-armed Kannon (buddhist goddess of mercy), Sanjusangen-do Temple. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Ryoan-ji Temple has on of the most famous Zen gardens in the karesansui (dry landscape) style, a collection of 15 rocks in a sea of raked sand, enclosed by an earthen wall. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white) Classic rock and raked gravel Zen garden, Tofuju-ji Temple. Kyoto, Japan ( black and white)
There are 15 black and white pictures on this page out of 57 black and white pictures of Kyoto.