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Kinkakuji
© Akira Shibata
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2542: Kinkakuji

Perhaps the most famous of Kyoto's temples, this is the "Gold pavilion." It 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?
kin
gold
kaku
pavilion
ji
temple

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued January 2017
An Epoch puzzle: 2542 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E75507 (75-507 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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