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Fujiwara no Yoshifusa

Fujiwara no Yoshifusa known as Somedono no Daijin or Shirakawa-dono, was a Japanese statesman and politician during the Heian period. When Yoshifusa's grandson was enthroned as Emperor Seiwa, Yoshifusa assumed the role of regent for the young monarch, he was the first sesshō in Japanese history, not himself of imperial rank. He was a minister during the reigns of Emperor Montoku and Emperor Seiwa. 834: Sangi 835: Gon-no-Chūnagon 840: Chūnagon 842: Dainagon 848: Udaijin 857: Daijō Daijin 858: Sesshō for Emperor Seiwa. October 7, 872: Yoshifusa died at the age of 69. Yoshifusa conceived the programme of boy-sovereigns with Fujiwara regents; this member of the Fujiwara clan was the son of Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu. Yoshifusa's brothers were Fujiwara no Yoshisuke and Fujiwara no Yoshikado, he was married to daughter of Emperor Saga. They had only one daughter. Akirakeiko/Meishi, consort of Emperor MontokuHe adopted his brother Nagara's third son. Mototsune – Daijō Daijin and KampakuYoshifusa is referred to as Chūjin Kō.

Fujiwara Regents Shoku Nihon Kōki, one of the Six National Histories of Japan. Brinkley and Dairoku Kikuchi.. A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era. New York: Encyclopædia Britannica. OCLC 413099 Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds.. Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0. Nihon Keifu Sōran. Tokyo: Kōdansya. Kasai, M.. Kugyō Bunin Nenpyō. Tokyo: Yamakawa Shuppan-sha Kodama, K.. Nihon-shi Shō-jiten, Tennō. Tokyo: Kondō Shuppan-sha. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth.. Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5. Nihonshi Shoka Keizu Jimmei Jiten. Tokyo: Kōdansya. Titsingh, Isaac.. Nihon Odai Ichiran. Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 5850691

Israel Architecture Archive

The Israel Architecture Archive is an archive collection in Tel Aviv, Israel that documents Israeli architectural culture and practice. Since its establishment in 1995, the IAA has become a unique database on planning and building in Palestine and Israel from the late 19th century to the present; the IAA is located in the basement of the Shalom Mayer Tower, as a symbolic statement, as the tower was built on the site of the first Hebrew public building in Tel Aviv, the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium. The demolition of the latter in 1959 was a landmark event in Hebrew culture that drew awareness to the need for preservation and documentation of the recent past; the IAA was conceived as a private collection by Zvi Elhyani, an architect and architectural historian, while still a student at the Architecture Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem in the mid-1990s. The collection expanded during Elhyani's graduate studies at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Haifa.

Over the years, the IAA collection became established, garnering increasing publicity and reputation. It consists of hundreds of thousands of items which continuously accumulate, collected from a variety of sources: active acquisition and purchase of relevant collections and single items, absorption of collections and items from owners, etc; as such, the IAA functions as a primary address for historical and rare materials which otherwise would have been lost and disappeared. Since most other attempts to establish a central archive for building and architecture in Israel have failed, the IAA has become a storage place for documentary materials for architects and demolished and existing buildings which not only enfold chapters in the history of Israeli architecture, but in its nation-building. Israel Architecture Archive on Facebook israelarchitecturearchive on Instagram

Tokuwa Station

Tokuwa Station is a railway station on the Kisei Main Line in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, operated by Central Japan Railway Company. Tokuwa Station is served by the Kisei Main Line, is 37.6 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Kameyama Station. The station has two opposed side platforms connected by an overpass. Tokuwa Station opened on December 1894 as a station on the Sangu Railway Line; the line was nationalized on October 1, 1907, becoming the Sangu Line of the Japanese Government Railways on October 12, 1909. On December 25, 1930, the Ise Electric Railway Line connected to Tokuwa Station; this line merged with the Sangu Express Electric Railway in 1936, acquired by the Osaka Electrical Railway in 1941, renamed the Kansai Express Railway. However, this company went out of business in 1942; the station was transferred to the control of the Japanese National Railways Kisei Main Line on July 15, 1959. The station has been unattended since December 21, 1983. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station was absorbed into the JR Central network.

The station building was torn down in February 2000. List of railway stations in Japan JR Central timetable

John Yeon Speculative House

The John Yeon Speculative House is a historic house located in Portland, United States, built in 1939. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is one of a series of speculative houses by native Oregon architect and conservationist John Yeon following the critically acclaimed Watzek House. The series included nine houses built between 1940 in Lake Oswego and Portland; the houses used a modular design concept that pioneered the use of external plywood as a building material and separate ventilation louvers, which allowed for series of fixed pane glass to be inset between vertical mullions. Yeon is cited as one of the originators of what became known as the Northwest Regional style of architecture

Audley's Castle

Audley's Castle is a 15th-century castle located 1 mile north-east of Strangford, County Down, Northern Ireland, on a rocky height overlooking Strangford Lough. It is a three-storey Tower house named after John Audley. Audley's Castle tower house and bawn is a State Care Historic Monument in the townland of Castleward, in Down District Council area, at grid ref: J5781 5058. There are thousands of small stone towers similar to Audley's Castle in the Irish countryside, they are one of the commonest of archaeological sites, which indicates these were not buildings put up for the higher aristocracy, but for lesser lords and gentry. Most were built in the late Middle Ages. Audley's was built towards the end of this period. Audley's Castle consists of a tower set within a yard, enclosed by a thin wall, with a simple gate, it is protected on its south side by a rocky cliff. The stone walls of the bawn have been reduced to low foundations, but its rectangular plan can still be traced. In the south-east area of the bawn are the foundations of an outhouse a barn or servants quarters, the tower house is at the north corner of the bawn.

The south-east face of the tower house is dominated by two projecting square turrets, linked by an arch at parapet level, through which objects could be dropped on anyone attacking the door in the south turret below. The ground floor room is entered through a small lobby; the room has a wall cupboard and a chute for slops. The south turret contains a spiral stair which leads to the roof; the first floor chamber has a semicircular barrel vault, designed as a defence against the spread of fire. A number of beam sockets and projecting stone corbels in the walls show; the presence of window seats, a fireplace, two cupboards and a latrine suggest that the first floor chamber was the main living room in the castle. The second floor chamber lacks a fireplace, but does have window seats and a latrine in the east turret and could have been a sleeping area. Above this floor is the roof level with a wall-walk behind a parapet and higher corner turrets, now demolished; the castle had a pitched roof as a drawing from 1840 shows a gable wall in place which collapsed.

The timber roof of the castle would have been covered with slates, wooden shingles, stone slabs or thatch. The tower has one main room on each floor, with one or two subsidiary rooms off each of the big ones; the ground floor was for storage of provisions. The first floor has a large fireplace and access to a latrine, it has a chute for throwing dirty water away, so the large fireplace was probably used for cooking on. The second floor was the lord's private room for sleeping and his family life: servants and others could be accommodated in the attic. A spiral stair leads to the roof; the first floor room has semicircular stone barrel vault. There is little historical information about the buildings in the small courtyard around Audley's. Only a minority of towers had courtyard walls at all, their buildings were less important than the tower; the towers in different parts of the country vary, with distinct regional patterns. Audley's with its two turrets linked by an arch is one of a type found in County Down only.

The castle is of 15th century date, but its early history is unknown. The castle is named after its late 16th century owners, the Audleys, a Hiberno-Norman family who held land in the area in the 13th century, although it is not known if they built the castle, it was sold, with the surrounding estate, to the Ward family in 1646 and used in 1738 as an eye-catching focus of the long vista along Castle Ward's artificial lake, Temple Water. Castles in Northern Ireland Irish Antiquities – Photographs of Audley's Castle

Andy Bracek

Andy Bracek is a Wales international rugby league footballer who plays as a loose forward and second-row forward for the Leigh Centurions in the Betfred Championship. Bracek was born in Greater Manchester, England, he played at representative level for Wales, at club level for Leigh Miners Rangers, St. Helens, Warrington and Crusaders RL. Bracek attended Bedford High School in Bedford, leaving in 2003. Throughout his childhood, Bracek trained and played at Leigh Miners Rangers, progressing through the ranks until St. Helens signed him to a youth deal as a teenager. Bracek was named in the Wales squad to face England at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster prior to England's departure for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. Swinton Lions profile Barrow Raiders profile Profile at Profile at Statistics at