Friday, 31 July 2015

Japan: Horyuji Temple

Yesterday I got eight postcards: two from Japan, two from the United Kingdom, one from Finland, two from Germany and one from Singapore.

One of the cards from Japan shows the Horyuji Temple. The wooden structures at the Horyuji Temple were built between the 7th and the 8th century and are thus some of the oldest surviving wooden structures in the World. The temple illustrates the adaptation of Chinese architecture to the Japanese layout and the introduction of the Buddhism to Japan. The Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area are since 1993 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamps:
Letter Writing Day (from set of twenty) (issued 23-07-2015)
with First Day Special Postmark
Sushi (from set of two) (issued 30-10-2014)


Thank You very much Keiko!

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