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Windows in temples,stained glass? 2007/7/26 06:28
What is the art form in the windows, glass in Japanese temples? Is it a stained glass or a painted glass or something else. Thanks
by Charlie Kieffer  

Re: Windows in temples,stained glass? 2007/7/29 15:26
I don't think that glass is used in the windows of temples and shrines; I think mostly they use paper with wooden shutters in front of them.
The only historical stained glass windows in Japan that I'm aware of is in the entrance gate to the Oyama shrine in Kanazawa and it was designed with the help of two Dutch instructors and completed in 1875. See the photo I took: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2751734310037002407HXHvvK
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no glass 2007/7/29 16:12
Kappa is right. Glass was not traditionally used in Japanese buildings. Temples are pretty dark and usually have no windows, only doors. These are wood and/ or paper as mentioned above.
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