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Cultural Property 5: Corridors

Corridors of Yomei-mon Gate:  The panels of corridors of the Yomei-mon Gate are decorated with chiseled figures of birds, flowers, beast, etc. in brilliant color.   The carvings are plated with gold in order to protect them against rain and fog.   The carvings were originally painted by the famous painter Kano Riemon.

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