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Ginkaku-ji Temple

The Silver Pavilion

Ginkaku-ji Temple, or the Silver Pavilion, is a Buddhist Zen Temple known for its magnificent halls and beautiful gardens. The retirement villa of art obsessed Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa who supported the development of many artists, poets and nobles in their art, Ginkaku-ji became a center of contemporary culture, known as Higashiyama Culture, which had a far-reaching impact on the entire country. Such arts also include the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, noh theater and garden design.

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