18. 06. 2013.

Ginkaku-ji, Japan


Ginkaku-ji ("Temple of the Silver Pavilion"), officially named Jishō-ji ("Temple of Shining Mercy"), is a Zen temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the constructions that represent the Higashiyama Culture of Muromachi period. The two-storied Kannon-den is the main temple structure whose construction began in 1482 - the garden and temple complex are open to the public since 2008 and after extensive restoration.
The first time I set my eyes on this sight I thought 'wouldn't it be awesome to live in a place like this..?!'. Surrounded with water and lots of green :)  The back of the postcard  offers a great variety of stamps, what a way to start swapping again for my Japanese collection, thanks a bunch Manami! :))

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