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06-APR-2004 Donna Hollinger

goldentemple.1 137.jpg

Kyoto, Golden Temple

Kinkaku-ji was originally built in 1397 as a retirement villa
for Shogun Yoshimitsu, his son converted it to a temple. In 1950
a monk became obsessed with the temple and burnt it to the ground.
Yukio Mishima wrote a novel "The Golden Pavilion" about this incident.

The temple was rebuilt in 1955 but the gold foil was extended to the
lower floors.

Canon PowerShot G2
1/500s f/4.0 at 7.0mm full exif

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