The elegant Japanese style roof. Here, we see a couple of examples from the Kiyomizu-dera temple and shrine in Kyoto. Unlike Chinese architecture, traditional Japanese architecture tends to be simple and dignified. The Japanese house roof typically has a shallow pitch without curves or garish ornamentation. Clay roof tiles are often used in combination with copper roofs.

August 19, 2009 | 7 comments
Architecture D700 Japan

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  • crash on 19.08.2009 @ 18:22

    cool roof tops! gorgeous details!

  • Mike Dougan on 20.08.2009 @ 01:12

    I love the style of Japanese roof's. I see quite a few houses here styled the same way. When I build my next house this is the style off roof I'll use.

  • pernilla on 20.08.2009 @ 02:08

    Very nice roofs. Great details and colors.

  • Otto K. on 20.08.2009 @ 09:55

    wonderful roofs and composition.

  • rian on 20.08.2009 @ 14:20

    the clarity of this scene is just astounding, japan is really a beautiful place to be in..

  • terrorkitten on 20.08.2009 @ 16:17

    The curves in those roof lines are just delightful.

  • Sylvain on 20.08.2009 @ 17:22

    Nice composition. Your process is cool too.