Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan

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Kinkakuji Temple or the "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" was constructed in the 1390s CE as the retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (r. 1368–1394 CE). It is comprised of a three-story pavilion — covered in luxurious gold leaf — and a rooftop-bronze phoenix ornament. It is located in Kyoto, Japan.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 11). Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7883/kinkakuji-temple-in-kyoto-japan/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 11, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7883/kinkakuji-temple-in-kyoto-japan/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Jan 2018. Web. 06 Dec 2021.

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