Old Gate Of The Imperial Palace

old gate of Imperial palace
Shot at Tokyo Imperial Palace, the main residence of the Emperor of Japan tetsuOzawa

The large wooden door was decorated with Chibyo

The Imperial Palace was built on the site of the old Edo castle where Tokugawa Ieyasu established the Tokugawa shogunate. So there are many remains of The Tokugawa Shogunate inside. The wooden door in the photo was one of them. After the Meiji Emperor was given back the political power in 1867, he moved to here from Kyoto, where the successive emperors lived for 1000 years.

By the way, the ornament on the door is called 'CHIBYO', which means 'Metal ornament in shape of a woman's breast' literally.

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Where is Tokyo Imperial Palace?

PHOTO DATA

No

25

Shooting Date

Feb 2005

Posted On

February 18, 2005

Place

Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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