A Photo a Day

August 22, 2006

Kinkakuji Temple

Filed under: — laurenzb @ 9:39 am
Rokuon-ji in Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji Temple, originally uploaded by laurenz.

This is the famous golden pavilion that figures in Yukio Mishima’s famous novel “the temple of the golden pavilion”.
Like the pavilion in the novel, the real one was burned down by fanatical young man.

Mishima himself tried to stage a coup by taking a Japanese Military commander hostage.
When he realised that hist plans for restoring the traditional Japan would not succeed, he committed ritual suicide.

The real golde pavilion was rebuilt in 1987 this time also covering the lower storey with a relatively thick layer of gold.

Popularly known as Kinkaku-ji, the temple’s real name is Rokuon-ji.

Leave a Reply



Random post from the past:

Karnak at night

The temple of Karnak at night. One of Luxor's greatest attractions at day, this temple is really fascinating at night. Like at other Egyptian sound and light shows, you will be guided through the complex in a large group and you'll hear a recorded commentary. The light show is much less advanced than the one at Abu Simbel, which means that it also is much more tasteful! At the end, you are brought to a place where you can simply enjoy the view of the temples and the reflections in the pool. Highly recommended. ...

Travel Photo Net | Africa | Asia | Australia | Europe | Americas | Guests | Photo-Tips | Feedback

All photos on Travelphoto NET: Copyright Laurenz Bobke.
Republication only with my written permission, and only with proper credit (including a link back to this site if shown on the web).

0.237 || Powered by WordPress