Ginkakuji Temple(1)
[ID] 743  ( ID:743 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Kyoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 135x94
[Cabinet] 16-33-0
[Keyword] temple/garden
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Ginkakuji Temple in the Sakyo district of Kyoto. The Higashiyama palace where Ashikaga Yoshimasa led a life of seclusion was made a temple after his death, and was named "Jishoji" after his Buddhist name. The construction of the "Golden Pavilion" was started in 1489, so Yoshimasa did not live to see it completed, dying a year after. The first floor is designed in the form of a house shoinzukuri style, with a "hogyozukuri" (a form of roof), and the second floor in Chinese style with many "kato" windows. A person sits on the east veranda facing Kinkyo Pond, and next to him another person sweeps the garden with his back to the lake.