KINKAKUJI TEMPLE - JAPAN
Kinkakuji means the temple of the Golden Pavilion. Constructed in Kyoto's northern
hills in 1398 by Yoshimitsu, the third Ashikaga shogun. The present building dates from
1955 as the pavilion was burnt by a fanatic monk in 1950. The temple, a gilded three-storied
reliquary hall, is situated at the margin of a large pond named Kyokochi Pond. It is typical architecture
of the Muromachi Period (1333 - 1573).