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Ha Noi receives model of the Mong Phu village gate as gift from Japanese architect (17/03/2017)

HNP – The Ha Noi Museum on March 16 hosted a ceremony to receive a model of the Mong Phu village gate - one of the unique architectural structures in the ancient village of Duong Lam made by Japanese architect Ejima Akiyoshi.

Japanese architect Ejima Akiyoshi presents the model of the Mong Phu village gate to Ha Noi Museum, Ha Noi, March 16.

Mong Phu village gate was built in 1553, Hau Le period, King Le Than Tong, consisting of unique architectural features. It was restored in 2008 in a joint project between Viet Nam and Japan.

The model was a gift from Japanese professor and architect Ejima Akiyoshi to introduce and promote the cultural heritage of the ancient village of Duong Lam, including the Mong Phu village gate.

Made with rare woods of Japan and Southeast Asian, the model is 90cm long and 60 cm wide, with a height of 63 cm. It is equivalent to a 1:10 scale of the actual gate. All components can be detached and re-assembled to serve education purposes.

Japanese architect Ejima Akiyoshi said he is honored to take part in joint projects between Viet Nam and Japan.

 


The 1:10 scale model of the Mong Phu village gate made by Japanese architect Ejima Akiyoshi.
 

Ejima Akiyoshi also participated in research and restoration projects on some architectural buildings in the Hoi An ancient town, as ancient houses in Bac Ninh province and Ha Noi’s Duong Lam Village.


In 2004, he received For the Cultural Cause Medal presented by the Vietnamese Government.

By Le Anh

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