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1000: 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.

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Photo note: This photograph is not up to Road's usual (extremely) high standards. It looks around twenty years old, at least, but this may be because the building had become rather shabby before getting a new coat of gold leaf at the beginning of 2003, in which case perhaps this is a photo from its previous restoration. At least the building itself is in an excellent state here.

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A Road puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: RS13177 (RS-13-177 on package)
Retail price ¥2500

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