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Hōryū-ji Temple (法隆寺) | UNESCO Contest Entry

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Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Structure Background

Hōryū-ji (法隆寺, lit. Temple of the Flourishing Law) is a Buddhist temple that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji (法隆学問寺), or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law, the complex serving as both a seminary and monastery.
The temple's pagoda is widely acknowledged to be the oldest wooden building existing in the
world, underscoring Hōryū-ji's place as one of the most celebrated
temples in Japan. In 1993, Hōryū-ji was inscribed together with Hokki-ji as a UNESCO World Heritage site under the name Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area. The Japanese government lists several of its structures, sculptures and artifacts as National Treasures. A 2001 study of its shinbashira, the central wooden column almost suspended inside the , concluded the building to be a century older than previously thought.
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UNESCO Description
Location: Nara Prefecture, Japan
N34 37 0 E135 43 60
Date of Inscription: 1993
Property: 15.03 has.
Buffer Zone: 571 has.
Ref: 660
There are around 48 Buddhist monuments in the Horyu-ji area, in Nara Prefecture. Several date from the late 7th or early 8th century, making them some of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the world. These masterpieces of wooden architecture are important not only for the history of art, since they illustrate the adaptation of Chinese Buddhist architecture and layout to Japanese culture, but also for the history of religion, since their construction coincided with the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from China by way of the Korean peninsula.

Building Explanation/Process
I decided to build this temple since it is one of my favorite temples in Japan and it is recognized as the World's oldest wooden building. I built this in 3 days and I think it captures the essence and beauty of the real life structure. I built the Pagoda and the Kondō with more details than the other parts of the structure because I want it to be the main emphasis of the whole build.I used note blocks on the 2 main structures because I think that the Note block is a good looking block and it is not regularly used in building structures.

This build has the:
Chūmon (Inner Gate)
Kondō (Main Hall)
Five-Storey Pagoda
Entrance Gate

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Progress100% complete

2 Update Logs

Update #2 : 05/13/2019 6:34:01 amMay 13th

Added new Render

13 replies

05/18/2019 9:48 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
So many people (even me) went for cathedrals! I love the individuality!
05/18/2019 11:01 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Even I want to buid a cathedral in the start but turned out a failure so I decided to go with a Japanese Temple :)
05/15/2019 6:48 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Architect
Amazing work! I like the use of white banners.
05/16/2019 8:05 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Thanks!!!!! glad you liked it!!! :)
05/12/2019 3:14 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
noice !
05/12/2019 8:02 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
hahaha thanks!!! :)
05/12/2019 12:09 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
Finally we have bamboo in minecraft and the first east asian project on PMC, which looks that good, does not use it ;D
05/12/2019 8:04 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
yeah..... sadly i cant use it because of the contest rules says to use MC 1.13 OR BELOW :(
05/13/2019 1:39 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
S*** you're right. Well in that case I can delete all my work from last two weeks - I had read '1.13 or higher' because there is no logical reason to not allow a newer offical version of minecraft...
05/17/2019 1:21 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
I just got an answer from the PMC team; that '1.13' seems to be something like a copy and past error (because 1.14 is still very young). 1.14 is allowed; so maybe you should use your bamboo chance ;)
05/11/2019 3:30 am
Level 32 : Artisan Artist
Exquisite work!
05/11/2019 5:40 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Thanks!! :)
05/10/2019 6:09 pm
Level 25 : Expert Unicorn
Very nice :) I like the use of note blocks

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