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Hoko-ji Temple Stonewall



National Historical Site

The warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-98) built this stonewall for Hoko-ji Temple, upon the grounds which the Kyoto National Museum now stands. Constructed in Tensho 16 (1588), this stone structure once had a tiled-roofed mud wall standing upon it. Later, when Hideyoshi's son Hideyori (1593-1615) rebuilt this wall, the tiled-roofed mud wall was replaced with a covered corridor. The traces of this former wall's pillar bases can still be seen in the southwest corner.