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    Ginkakujii Aka The Silver Pavilion Temple

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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    Ginkakujii Aka The Silver Pavilion Temple
    Ginkakujii or Ginkaku-ji is popularly known as the Silver Pavilion Temple. The temple is constructed in the early fifteen century. Ginkakuji is located in the city of Kyoto. Even though the name of the temple is Silver Pavilion don’t expect any silver in the temple during your visit. The grandfather of the founder of the temple had constructed the Golden Pavilion and was planning to cover the significant building with silver and thus the temple was known as the Silver Pavilion temple. The construction met a drastic twist. The construction was earlier expected to be a flamboyant structure but it became a wonderful display of Japanese restraint as well as refinement. History The Ginkakuji’s history initiates with the appointment of Ashikaga Yposhimasa to look after the construction of the  [...]

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