KINKAKUJI: HOKUZAN ROKUONJI IN KYOTO
Shariden Kinkaku, commonly called the Golden Pavilion, is located within
the temple precinct of Hokuzan-Rokuonji Temple in kyoto.
The second and the third floors, covered with gold leaf, are reflected in
the Kyokochi Pond. And a mythological phoenix perches on the top of
the roof. This is the Pure Land Paradise that Yoshimitsu Ashikaga imagined,
who was the third shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate in the 14th century.
Rikusyu-no-mastu is a pine tree shaped like a sail boat. It is said to have
started from the Bonsai planted by Yoshimitsu.
Anmintaku is is a pond which was made in the villa of Kintsune Saionji
who was a grand minister of state in Kamakura period.
This is a tea house, Sekkatei. Nandin is used for the alcove pillar of the house.
Sekkatei was built in Edo period.
Beautiful garden in the precinct of the Rokuonji
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