Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 11 January 2018
Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji Temple or the "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" was constructed in the 1390s CE as the retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (r. 1368–1394 CE). It is comprised of a three-story pavilion -- covered in luxurious gold leaf -- and a rooftop-bronze phoenix ornament. It is located in Kyoto, Japan.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 11). Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7883/

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