Kyoto Imperial palace (10 September 2020)
To visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace, I walked along with long earthen wall with few other visitors after passed in front of Kenreimon gate main gate of the Imperial palace.
I was attracted by elegant shape of a carriage porch.It is exclusively used for high ranking courtiers when they attend court rituals or had an audience with the emperor.
I was able to feel dignity of the most important but simple design building, Shishinden, hall for state ceremonies, the most important building in the palace, simple but dignified design
Kogosyo, it was used to hold ceremonies and imperial audiences with members of the samurai class. It is famous place held called Kogosyo meeting for discussions how to deal with the Shogunate during the Meiji Restoration.
Court yard for Kemari, between Kogosyo and Gogakumosyo, study place for Emperor, Emperor sometimes listened sound of game of Kemari.
I enjoyed inner gardens and Imperial residential Palace, Otsunegoten and felt ancient elegant atmosphere by them
Next destination is Nijyo-jo castle