Kyu-Butokuden

Among these is Kyu- Butokuden, Japan’s oldest martial arts competition hall, which, along with the Heian- Jingu Shrine, was built in 1899 as part of a project to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the establishment of Heiankyo (present- day Kyoto). The hall was designed by MATSUMURO Shigemitsu, who is also responsible for the architecture of the former main building of Kyoto Prefectural Government Offices (an Important National Cultural Property).

Kyu-Butokuden

Sanjūsangen-dō, Kyoto

Sanjūsangen-dō (三十三間堂, lit. thirty-three ken (length) hall) is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama District of Kyoto, Japan. Officially known as “Rengeō-in” (蓮華王院), or Hall of the Lotus King, Sanjūsangen-dō belongs to and is run by the Myoho-in temple, a part of the Tendai school of Buddhism. The temple name literally means Hall with thirty three spaces between columns, describing the architecture of the long main hall of the temple.

Sanjūsangen-dō, Kyoto