Janano -

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Posted on 08/09/2013


Photo taken on January  5, 1999


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Japan - Golden Pavilion ......................

Japan    -     Golden Pavilion ......................
The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. The Muromachi period is considered to be a classical age of Japanese garden design
Kinkakuji (金閣寺, Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and according to his will it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408. Kinkakuji was the inspiration for the similarly named Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion), built by Yoshimitsu's grandson, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, on the other side of the city a few decades later.

Kinkakuji is an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond, and is the only building left of Yoshimitsu's former retirement complex. It has burned down numerous times throughout its history including twice during the Onin War, a civil war that destroyed much of Kyoto; and once again more recently in 1950 when it was set on fire by a fanatic monk. The present structure was rebuilt in 1955.

Werner Schafarik, John McKay, mick Micro 4/3, Charlie and 20 other people have particularly liked this photo


28 comments - The latest ones
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Beautiful reflections and scene.
4 years ago.
Þórunn Þorsteinsdóttir
Þórunn Þorsteinsdótt…
Wonderful work!!
4 years ago.
Polyrus
Polyrus
A beautiful image in so many respects Jan.

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4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Been there and seen this ... all of their gardens in Japan are immaculate ... outstanding shot and exceptional view and reflections!!
4 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
An oriental garden well captured

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4 years ago.
Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
Great Image!!

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4 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Such a serene view, so Zen! Lovely reflections
4 years ago.
Les's Photography AKA aligeeach
Les's Photography AK…
A terrifc capture Jan, love it.

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4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
An Excellent View!!
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4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
4 years ago.
Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
Lovely calm and peaceful scene.

newer comment done
4 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
This is wonderful Jan, so crisp and clear!!
4 years ago.
lovestruck
lovestruck
Beautiful ..love the reflection of the Cedar tree!

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4 years ago.
Lorraine ~ Kanga ~
Lorraine ~ Kanga ~
Lovely image, beautiful reflections.

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4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Fantastic shot.
4 years ago.
Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
outstanding reflections ... superb!
Have a nice weekend!
4 years ago.
Ms.Wisteria
Ms.Wisteria
How wonderful to be there!
4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Outstanding!
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
A wonderful view and landscape image !

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4 years ago.
Michelle Chouchou
Michelle Chouchou
Preciosa foto!!!
4 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Lovely image...
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Gorgeous scene, fabulous light and color.
4 years ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Très bel endroit !
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
I was in Kyoto recently but I missed that place because got sick that day :/
4 years ago.
Janano - has replied to Fantasyfan
Oh no! I loved Japan its a wonderful place
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Amazing Japanese garden! I love the Golden Pavilion's architecture and the reflections in the water!
4 years ago.
Janano - has replied to William Sutherland
Thanks William. Yes it's a stunning building.
4 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
SUBLIME IMAGE et REFLETS !!!!
4 years ago.