Yomei Gate

Posted by striatic in Then and Now
Yomeimon Gate at Nikko, by nypl
New York Public Library
Toshogu Yomeimon, Japan, Nikko City, by nel-tu
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Yomei Gate, ca. 1890 and 2008.

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6 Responses to “Yomei Gate”

  1. Brenda Anderson Says:

    This temple was built in 1636, so I’m not surprised that it hasn’t changed much in the last 118 years.

  2. striatic Says:

    The Commons is very good at showing us how things have changed over time, but i think it is also interesting how certain things don’t change very much at all, and how The Commons is good at showcasing that too.

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  5. Rob Ketcherside Says:

    I wish I’d seen the NYPL Kimbei prints before I went to Nikko last time. It would have added extra zest, and a challenge to replicate the angles. I can’t wait until someone takes that on.

    Brenda: I find it very reassuring when scenes of cultural heritage sites are largely unchanged. It’s not always true, especially in Kanto (the metropolitan region of Tokyo, Japan). In 1923 an earthquake leveled Tokyo. In 1945 American bombers burned it down with firebombs. Nikko is enough secluded from population and manufacturing to have been unaffected. Nearby Utsunomiya, for example, was also firebombed. Check out my comments on the Kimbei photo of Asakusa for a counter-example.

  6. striatic Says:

    i’m sure we’ll be doing a future feature on Lifeasdaddy, who is purposefully reshooting images from the powerhouse collection:

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