The Kyoto University Clock Tower is the most recognizable building on the sprawling campus.
It was built in 1925 and has in the ensuing decades become a symbol of the world class university.
Today it is a very collegiate entrance just east of Yoshida Shrine.
With manicured lawns surrounding it, the Clock Tower building has a stately air.
However, it witnessed many of the most violent demonstrations of the 1960s. Students today are tamer, but there is the occasionally placard-carrying overheated young person.
And the Clock Tower is no doubt the area to which he and his cohorts will gravitate.
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TK16 Master Kendama
Tuesday, July 26, 2011