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Japan at the Exhibition Expo Chicago 1893

At the northern end of Wooded Island, directly across from the Horticultural Gardens, is the famous Hooden Palace, costing $100,000, and erected by the Japanese government to represent a Japanese building from the time of Christopher Columbus.

It is surrounded by a Japanese landscape garden which cost $20,000.

These buildings, which are, perhaps, among the most famous in the exhibition, were presented to the city of Chicago.

The Hooden is a collection of buildings. One of them, three stories high and located on the waterfront, is a reproduction of Kin-Kakuji, located in Kyoto, a monastery of the Zen religion, its name meaning the golden pavilion, and its construction date dates back to 1397.

The second building is a facsimile of the Ho-o-do , a structure dating back to 1052, and shaped to represent the indestructible firebird.

Japan is also well represented in fine arts, horticulture, mining, agriculture, and in fact all the major departmental structures.