Ginkaku-ji (Jishō-ji)

  • Address: 2 Ginkakujichō, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Ashikaga Yoshimasa
  • Founded: 1490

A temple of Rinzai Sect, Shōkokuji School. This temple always welcomes us whenever we visit with its well-manicured garden full of variety according to the season.






Sōmon, the main gate of the temple




"Ginkakuji-gaki", hedges of Ginkaku-ji style




"Ginshadan", sand molding
seen from a path over the foot of the Mounts Higashiyama




A close-up of Ginshadan




"Kōgetsu-dai", sand moulding of truncated cone shape




Two men restoring the Kōgetsu-dai after a shower




The Silver Pavilion




The pavilion seen from a path over the foot of Higashiyama








Bamboo fence




A path winding over the foot of Higashiyama




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Steppingstones




In one of the corners of the garden




The outside of the pavilion is said to have been lacquered in black,
not covered by silver foil




On of the openings of the ground floor of the pavilion with a fine bamboo blind
bordered with brocade with ornamental braided cords and tassels








Sengetsu-sen (moon washing fountain)








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