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Architect Yoshimitsu
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Location Kyoto, Japan   map
Date 1397   timeline
Building Type Zen temple
 Construction System timber frame, clay tile roof
Climate temperate
Context in ornamental garden
Style Traditional Japanese
Notes Kinkaku-Ji - the Golden Pavilion. reconstructed


View of golden pavillion from across lake

Photo, closeup of golden pavillion
Sources on Kinkaku

Personal collection of Lawrence A. Martin. View of golden pavillion from across lake. December 1989. closeup of golden pavillion. December 1989.

John Julius Norwich, ed. Great Architecture of the World. London: Mitchell Beazley Publishers, 1975. photo, p21. Reprint edition: Da Capo Press, April 1991. ISBN 0-3068-0436-0. — An accessible, inspiring and informative overview of world architecture, with lots of full-color cutaway drawings, and clear explanations. available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Kinkaku


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