Kinkakuji Temple(1)
[ID] 220  ( ID:220 )
[Photographer] Ogawa,Kazumasa
[Album] Ogawa,Kazumasa (Album)
[Place] Kyoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 265x204
[Cabinet] 5-44-0
[Keyword] temple/garden
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Kinkakuji in the Kita district of Kyoto city. The temple was a mountain cottage of the Saionji family from the Kamakura to the Nanboku period. It was bought by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu as his retirement spot . A garden with Kyoko Pond in the center. The shariden (the receptacle of Buddha's ashes) built by the pond can be seen to the left. The first floor of the shariden was made in shinden tsukuri (palace of the Fujiwara style of architecture), the second floor is of shoin tsukuri (drawing room style), and the third floor is done in Chinese style enshrining the Buddha. The second and third floors are covered with gold, thus the name of Kinkaku(Golden Pavilion). To the left are the garden stones and the pine of the bank to the right.