Tokyo’s refurbished 17th century Buddhist temple marries modern and Edo period architecture
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Over 60 years after the Tsunyuji temple was first rebuilt, Tokyo-based Satoru Hirota Architects were commissioned to refurbish the old building and add a few new facilities. They restored the shrine building on the southern side of the dilapidated 580-square-meter site and constructed two new buildings next to it. The smaller one houses the reception hall, while the three-story volume to the northeast contains the ground-floor office and two floors of accommodation for the resident priest. Related:...