The Golden Pavilion, Kinkakujicho, Kita Ward, Kyōto, Japan

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The Golden Pavilion was built as the summer house of the 14th-century Ashikaga Shogun, Yoshimitsu. On his death, as was customary, it became a Buddhist temple. Properly known as Rokuon-ji, Kinkaku-ji today belongs, rather surprisingly, to a Zen Buddhist sect (Zen is generally known for its minimalism and austerity).In 1950 disaster struck when a young monk became obsessed with the structure and in a fit of madness burned it to the ground. This story is retold in Yukio Mishima's famous novel

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Comments (4)

janamare26 on December 14, 2013

Beautiful view and photo.L+F.Best wishes,Mirjana

Natmara on October 30, 2014

"l&f" Marc, pour votre très belle prise de vue panoramique.

Ferlancor Pano Yes on December 6, 2014

Beautiful view over this splendid scenery bathed in lovely color, light and gorgeus reflection.

LK&FV 6/4.

Kind regards and nice Sunday.


Jaroslav Kuhtreiber on December 23, 2014

Krásne foto L+F. Zdravím Jaro

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Photo taken in Kinkakujicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8361, Japan

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 15, 2012
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Marc Lat
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2008/10/26 13:17:58
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash