Posts Tagged ‘鹿苑寺’

kinkaku-ji

12Nov05

After seeing the Miroku Bosatsu at Koryu-ji, J. and I took the bus to Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), which is officially known as Rokuon-ji. Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺) was built by Yoshimitsu, the third Ashikaga shogun, who officially abdicated at the age of 37 (in 1394) in order to enter the priesthood. Kinkaku-ji was originally his retirement […]