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Kinkakuji in winter
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2016: Kinkakuji in winter

The "Gold pavilion," perhaps the most famous of Kyoto's temples, in the depths of winter. The placid waters and still grey trees are beautifully set off by the brilliant gold leaf of the building. This will not be an easy puzzle!

Kinkakuji was originally built in the 1300s, and given to the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397, but was destroyed in an arson attack in 1950. Rebuilt in 1955, the gold leaf covering was only completely restored in 1987. Like the "Silver pavilion," this is only a nickname, and the formal temple name is Rokuonji.

What does the name mean?

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23058 (23-058 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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