Katsura Villa

The construction of the Katsura Villa and grounds near Kyoto were commissioned by the princes Toshihito (1579 – 1629) and Toshitada (1619 – 1662) of the Hachijo Imperial Family and built in three main stages starting in 1615 over a period of roughly fifty years.1 In its lifetime, Katsura as attested by Arata Isozaki in his […]