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BEAUTY & LIGHT

SHIZUTANI GAKKO KEITH VALLER


THE SHIZUTANI GAKKO WAS ESTABLISHED AS THE CENTRE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BY MISTSUMASA IKEDA, THE LORD OF BIZEN PROVINCE, IN 1670 (KANBUN 10). THE LECTURE HALL WAS COMPLETED BY TSUNAMASA IKEDA (MISTSUMASA’S SON), THE LORD OF BIZEN PROVINCE IN 1701 (GENROKU 14), AND ITS ROOF WITH “BIZEN-YAKI” TILES (POTTERY MADE IN BIZEN PROVINCE) IS STILL BEAUTIFUL. SHIZUTANI GAKKO IS ONE OF JAPANS’ NATIONAL TREASURES.


Entrance into the main terrace of the school.


The beautiful setting of the school house.


The “Bizen-Yaki� roof tiles were made in the nearby town of Bizen, world famous for its potteries.


Photography: Keith Valler for: asterisk-a, London, UK

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