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© Mizuno Katsuhiko
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1000: Ginkaku-ji (Mizuno)

Built in 1482 by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, this was intended to be the silver counterpart to the even more famous Kinkaku-ji ("Gold pavilion"), but somehow they never got round to putting the silver foil on, so it's just wood. The "Silver pavilion" is really a nickname, and officially the temple is called Tôzan-jishô-ji.

What does the name mean?

Born in Kyoto in 1941, Mizuno Katsuhiko earned a degree in literature from Doshisha University in 1964. Since 1969 he has worked as a freelance photographer, in a lifelong quest to capture the essence of Japanese tradition in his native city, and resulting in publication of some one hundred books of his photographs.

This temple is very famous: just do a Google search for 'ginkakuji' to find out lots more about it.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued November 2017
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10334 (1000-334 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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