Kyoto - shannonodonnell
Kyoto's Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji

Kyoto's Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji

The Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji, in Kyoto, Japan. This temple, which is formally named Rokuon-ji, was was oddly reminiscent of Myanmar for me. Very few of Japan's temples and statues are gilded, so viewing this showy temple reminded me of all the vast amounts of gold leaf used throughout Myanmar on every surface of their religious statues and buildings.

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