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Shikijyo Palace by OnlyTheGhosts Shikijyo Palace by OnlyTheGhosts
This is a wedding ceremony centre in the small city of Hikone (Shiga prefecture), where Japanese couples get married. My wife thought it looked like a fantasy fairy palace so I took a picture. Usually these "shikijyo"  have a Christian wedding chapel and a Shinto wedding shrine. Some only perform non-denominational weddings.
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Yari-Ashigaru Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
 Beautiful architecture this would make for a great miniature terrain piece.
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OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Maybe you need a shrink ray? It would save time and effort, except for the part about inventing and building one.
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NekoFunnyVampireXd Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Waaa óó It looks so beautiful.
I want to have there the wedding ceremony! 
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OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
I passed the place again last weekend, they've done even more work on the grounds then before. I definitely need to bring a camera next time I go that way, hopefully the flowers will be blooming for Spring.
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NekoFunnyVampireXd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
make photos and show us asll! :D
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LaysFarra Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice shot ! :D
It is indeed very geometrical. I wonder how this kind of constuction ages.
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AspiePie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Looks like King Ludwigs Castle!
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OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
I'll have to look that up.
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AspiePie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student General Artist
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OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Wow, that really is similar....

My wife has been to Germany, I'll ask her about it.
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AspiePie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool!
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Kajm Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I thought it rather looked like a church. Would I take it that anything which might be referred to as a 'shikijo,' would be related to Christianity, or is it a catch-all term for the type of services (weddings, and...?) that it provides for?
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OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
It's a catch-all term. "Shiki" in this case means "ceremony" and the "jo" or "jyo" means "place".

This one has hotel rooms and banquet halls. I'm not sure, but it might be the largest in the prefecture. They took off as a big business in the late 1980s.
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