There is no other Pagoda like this one. It is widely regarded to be one of the oldest wood structures in the world. The old-growth cedar center pole was determined by analysis to have been felled in 594.
There are no nails, bolts or other modern fasteners holding the structure together. The finest joinery and materials have kept it standing down through the centuries despite location in one of the most sysmically active countries on earth. The pagoda is quite flexible although each story rises with accumulated tonnage.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Japan National Treasure.
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As a youth, I was constantly drawing, painting, and experimenting in fine arts. Also, I had a strong interest in architecture. Today, I enjoy photography, history, drawing and painting.
I labored over 25 years in a pre-World War II aluminum mill, some of the time on catwalks above two-thousand degree, electrically charged molten metal. At the height of my career the plug was pulled when various globalist financiers ravaged the company. In my mid-40s, I returned to college and re-educated as a computer network engineer. I currently work for local government.
My wife is a Kyoto, Japan native, so I have photographed that area extensively and some of that will probably show up in my work here....
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