|Temple of the Golden Pavillion, Kyoto Japan. Visited the day before the Kyoto Prize Ceremony.|
Thursday, November 18, 2010
When I arrived in Kyoto, I was greeted by associates of the Inamori Foundation, who had flown in from all over the world to attend the Kyoto Prize Ceremony and Gala. During free time we visited the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, one of 17 world cultural sites in Kyoto.
Originally a residence of a Shogun circa 1397, it was converted into a Zen Temple which burned to the ground, but restored to its original condition. The gilding of gold was made thicker in 1987, when the interior and statue of its original owner was restored too.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 3:51 PM