Kinkaku-ji (literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" and officially named Rokuon-ji), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most popular buildings in Japan. It is designated as a National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape, and it is one of 17 locations making up the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which are World Heritage Sites.
The site of Kinkaku-ji was originally a villa called Kitayama-dai, belonging to a powerful statesman, Saionji Kintsune. Kinkaku-ji's history dates to 1397, when the villa was purchased from the Saionji family by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and transformed into the Kinkaku-ji complex. When Yoshimitsu died, the building was converted into a Zen temple by his son, according to his wishes.
The present pavilion structure dates from 1955, when it was rebuilt. The pavilion is three stories high, approximately 12.5 meters in height. The reconstruction is said to be a copy close to the original, although some doubt such an extensive gold-leaf coating was used on the original structure. Whether there's been too much gold used in the restoration or not, we absolutely love this temple! ⛩ 🇯🇵 🇯🇵 Photo credit: @i_zakimii
5 14072 hours ago
Прекрасно выглядит. Красиво хамит. Захочет, выведет... Захочет, простит... Её глаза - огонь... А сердце - гранит. Она не ведает сама, что творит...😈
24 8852 hours ago
Kutu vadisine geldiğimizde ilk çalan; giden gider, kalan kalır...