TQ1876 : Kew: The Royal Botanic Gardens: The Chokushi-Mon

taken 6 years ago, near to Kew, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

Kew: The Royal Botanic Gardens: The Chokushi-Mon
Kew: The Royal Botanic Gardens: The Chokushi-Mon
The Chokushi-Mon, or Gateway of the Imperial Messenger, is a replica, and four-fifths the actual size, of the Karamon of Nishi Hongan-ji Temple in Kyoto in Japan, which was built for the Japan-British Exhibition held in London in 1910. After the exhibition closed the replica gateway was presented to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and moved and reconstructed here. A full restoration of the gateway was undertaken in 1994 and 1995. It is a Grade II Listed Building.

A contemporary newspaper report states that Kew Gardens had over 3,546,000 visitors in 1910, compared to about 1,300,000 in 2008.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1835 7614 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.3114N 0:17.8450W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1833 7611
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