This is the roof of the gate just before entering the temple called Nanzenji in Kyoto. The grain of wood is very clear. This material is probably zelkova.
The strength and structural function of nature is really beautiful.


Even though Suikoushya International Craft School is now up and running in France, our Kyoto workshop will still continue to operate and we want to welcome you when you’re in Kyoto!

Here in Kyoto you can explore the many different wooden architectural treasures of Japan!

the roof of the gate of Nanzenji in Kyoto~Kyoto Traditional Architecture guide~