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Il Tempio Ginkaku-ji, o Padiglione d’Argento, fu costruito nel 1489 per servire da villa dello shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, nipote di Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (che aveva fatto costruire il Padiglione d’Oro). Sempre seguendo le orme del suo antenato, Yoshimasa fece convertire la villa in un tempio Zen. Il progetto originale di Yoshimasa era di ricoprire il tempio di foglie d’argento (di qui il nome), ma tale progetto rimase incompiuto. Il tempio è famoso anche per il suo giardino disegnato dal famoso artista di paesaggi Soami. Particolarmente noto è il giardino in pietra e sabbia, dove una pila di sabbia sembra voler rappresentare il monte Fuji.

Ginkaku-ji Temple, or Silver Pavilion, was built in 1489 to serve from Villa Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, grandson of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (who had built the Golden Pavilion). Always following in the footsteps of his ancestor, Yoshimasa did convert the villa into a Zen Temple. The original project by Yoshimasa was to hold the Temple of the silver leaves (hence the name), but that project remained unfinished. The temple is also famous for its garden designed by the famous artist of Soami landscapes. Best known is the garden of stone and sand, where a pile of sand seems to represent the Mount Fuji.

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  • Copyright: letizia falini (faletiz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 592 W: 51 N: 1716] (10759)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-24
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-12-21 5:25
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