Side View of Kinkakuji Temple

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James Blake Wiener
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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). While Japan suffered warfare, plague, deteriorating economic conditions, and severe famine, Yoshimitsu lived in splendid isolation at the Kinkakuji Temple. Today, the Kinkakuji Temple is believed by many to be the finest structure of traditional Japanese architecture.

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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). Side View of Kinkakuji Temple. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7885/side-view-of-kinkakuji-temple/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Side View of Kinkakuji Temple." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 11, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7885/side-view-of-kinkakuji-temple/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Side View of Kinkakuji Temple." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Jan 2018. Web. 23 Oct 2021.