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Across the Universe: Japan — 2 Comments

  1. It is anticipated that a more long lasting expression of the Japanese culture is in the Kyoto Golden Pavilion with wooden hand hewn architecture surrounded by manicured gardens overlooking a clear water pool containing fish.

  2. I got to visit Kyoto and that pavilion during the 1997 IAU meeting held there. It was, as you say, a wonderful and a lasting image.

    One thing that struck me about Japan is how fragile (and thus, lost) many their historical sites are… a combination of the large number of earthquakes that Japan experiences; the fact that so many of their historical buildings were made of wood; and the devastation of The War, both the terrible bombing they endured and the melting down of many metal statues for war materiel.

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