1893 – Ho-o-Den
The Ho-o-Den was built for the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. It was designed to express the Japanese culture. The Ho-o-Den was designed by Masamichi Kuru. This building had a Japanese traditional structure and was designed based on the Ho-o-Do in Japan. It also incorporated themes for three different periods: the middle Heian period, the Muromachi period, and the Edo period. These different themes emphasized the great length of the Japanese history. The Ho-o-Den was highly regarded as being an exotic and elegant structure and influenced many including Frank Lloyd Wright.
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