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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Japanese
Title
Kinkaku-ji
Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Rokuon-ji
Deer Garden Temple
detail view
exterior
garden, wall and molded roof tiles
Work Type
temples (buildings)
Date
Work: 1397-1955 (inclusive); 1397 (creation); 1950 (destruction); 1955 (restoration)
Era: CE
Image: 2010
Location
1 Kinkakujichō, Kita-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 603-8361, Japan
Material
gold leaf
Period
Muromachi
Description
The site of Kinkaku-ji was originally a villa called Kitayama-dai (北山第), belonging to a powerful statesman, Saionji Kintsune (ja:西園寺公経). Kinkaku-ji's history dates to 1397, when the villa was purchased from the Saionji family by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and transformed into the Kinkaku-ji complex. When Yoshimitsu died, the building was converted into a Zen temple by his son, according to his wishes. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinkaku-ji
ID Number
20120894ARCH_0083
Source
Quale, John
Source Qualifier: Donor
Photographer: Quale, John
Current Site
site: 1 Kinkakujichō, Kyoto, Kyōto, Kinki, Japan
Image Subject
roofing tile
Spatial coordinates
35.039444 ; 135.729444
Requestor
Quale, John
Rights
© John Quale
© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia
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License
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File Properties
File Name
18209257.fpx
SSID
18209257

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