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Temple Garden Gatehouse


The austere lines and simple elegence of Japanese style are very evident in this gatehouse at the entrance to a temple garden. The paper lightening bolts and rice stalks hanging from the rope are typical Shoji symbols. Note the sliding glass window at the bottom, a reminder of sliding paper doors.

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