Monday, October 06, 2014

Shokun Hall, Kumamoto

Visitors to Kumamoto Castle have the opportunity to see part of the interior. Perhaps the most splendid is Shokun Hall found inside the Hon-maru Goten main hall. Palace reconstruction was done using traditional materials and methods. Its lacquer panels feature tales of the Chinese imperial court. 

Equally beautiful was the ceiling, comprised of lacquered squares, each measuring 90cm. The gold leaf and various plants of Japan was truly magnificent. What an incredible room for which to receive guests!

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