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Katsura Rikyu
Imperial Villa Of The Moon
ABC2  |  July 25, 2010
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A first time glimpse inside the beautiful Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa in Kyoto shows why it is renowned for being the quintessence of Japanese aesthetics. Built in the 17th century for an aristocratic family, it reveals all the glory and attention to fine craftsmanship Japanese princes put into their palaces, despite it being a time when the Imperial Court was losing power to the Samurai.

A first time glimpse inside the beautiful Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa in Kyoto shows why it is renowned for being the quintessence of Japanese aesthetics. Built in the 17th century for an aristocratic family, it reveals all the glory and attention to fine craftsmanship Japanese princes put into their palaces, despite it being a time when the Imperial Court was losing power to the Samurai.

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