Around the World 1977 - Japan

Kinkaku-ji


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The Gold Pavilion. One of the buildings in the Rokuon-ji (Deer Garden Temple) in Kyoto. Covered with pure gold leaf. The original of this structure dates from the 13th century, but was burned down by a deranged monk in the 1950's and rebuilt. The building houses relics of Buddha.


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