Synopsis

Nijo Castle was built by the first Tokugawa shogun, Ieyasu, in 1600 as his Kyoto residence and western Japan power base. The massive palace building, now known as Ninomaru Palace, was completed in 1603. It echoes many of the new architectural forms developed in the Momoyama style. The entire building is decorated with exquisite decorations including sliding door paintings, carving, etc.

Episodes

  • 01 The General Outline of Nijo Castle (from the entrance)

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  • 02 Shinsen-en

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  • 03 Nijo Jinya

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  • 04 Kyoto Sanjo-kai Shotengai Shopping Arcade

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  • 05 'Hayashi Ryusho-do': An old incense shop

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  • 06 Onishi Seiemon Art Museum

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  • 07 'Shiori-an' (Kawasaki House)

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  • 08 Matsuzaka-ya

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  • 09 Kyoto Art Center (Meirin Elementary School)

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