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Taiko-bei wall of Sanjusangen-do temple in Kyoto is on the list of an important cultural asset.

Momoyama culture featuring magnificent lavishness blossomed in Kyoto and its vicinity in the second half of the 16th century. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, commonly known as Taiko, who unified Japan at that time, left a number of Momoyama cultural assets such as Nishi-Honganji Hiunkaku tower, Osaka Castle and the pictures by the Kano School. The picture shows the roofed mud-wall, called Taiko-bei after his ordinary name, standing in the southernmost part of Sanjusangen-do temple. This wall, made by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, 5.3 meters high and 92 meters long, features the typical aspect of the grandness of Momoyama culture.

Licensed tour guide, travel consultant,

Masahisa Takaki.


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