Kinkakuji Temple° 17°ň
KINKAKUJI,KIOTO 39
[ID] 4416°°°°( ID:4416 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Album]
[Place] Kyoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 252x193
[Cabinet] 86-12-0
[Keyword] scenic spot/temple/garden
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The Golden Pavilion at Rokuonji Temple seen from the western edge of Kyoko Pond, facing east. The rock in the centre of the pond is Kameyama Rock. In the back is the huge roof of the kuri (the residence of the priests), visible through the shrubbery. The shrubbery on the right is Ashihara Island; the one on the left is Dejima. The temple was built in 1398 but destroyed by arson in 1950. Unlike the reconstructed building of today, the original roof was supported by many columns at each level.