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Ginkakuji
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Ginkakuji
Photo: Lynn Perry



 
Alternate Name:Jishoji 
Address:Sakyo-ku, Ginkakuji-cho 
Mailing Address: 
City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
Postal Code: 
Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.11667; long=135.8
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Designer(s):Soami 
Contruction Date:c. 1482 (alterations in 17th century) 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:8:30 - 5 (March 15 - November 30); 9 - 4:30 (December 1 - March 14) 
Admission: 
Added to JGarden:1/1/1996 
Last Updated:11/28/2004 
JGarden Description:Designed by Soami for Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the 8th Ashikaga shogun in 1482-1483. The pavilion is modestr wood structure with a sand mountain and sea of raked sand adjoining it. 




With the years that have passed by
It has grown austere and holy
   On Mount Kageru:
The cedar tree, upright like a spear,
Already has a layer of moss at the root.

  Zeami Motokiyu
  15th century

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