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Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Temple in Kyoto

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The temple is surrounded by a beautiful park and a pond that would reflect the temple.

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In Kyoto, there is one of the most famous temples and important in Japan, Kinkaku-ji temple. Also known by the name of "Golden Temple" or "Golden Pavilion".

This temple was built in 1397 as a villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. In 1408, the son of the Shogun converted the building into a Zen temple. The temple burned twice during the war of Onin.

In 1950, the temple was burnt down by a young monk, 22-year-old named Hayashi Yoken, who was sentenced to seven years in prison, but released immediately for mental health problems.

The current building is dated 1955 and renovated in 1987, with the roof rebuilt in 2003.

The temple is surrounded by a beautiful park and a pond that would reflect the temple.

His omamori (good luck charm japanese sacred of the temples) you can buy online at Omamori.com

== JAP.news
February 17, 2017

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Omamori (お守り) are Japanese amulets/charms/talismans sold at religious sites and dedicated to particular Shinto deities as well as Buddhist figures, and are said to provide various forms of luck or protection.

Visit www.omamori.com