Saturday, December 27, 2008

Statue in a park near Tokyo Imperial Palace

This is one of the statues found in a park near Tokyo Imperial Palace.

Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居, kōkyo; literally Imperial Residence?) is the imperial main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in Chiyoda, Tokyo close to Tokyo Station and contains various buildings such as the main palace (Kyūden (宮殿, Kyūden?)) and the private residences of the imperial family. The total area including the gardens is 3.41 square kilometers. During the height of the 1980s Japanese property bubble, the palace grounds were valued by some as more than the value of all the real estate in the state of California.

(source: Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Hilda said...

Is that a Samurai warrior? I find the armor intriguing and the sculpture's details are amazing.