Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rokuon-ji Temple or Golden Pavilion

This was originally a banzai tree planted back in the 1200's. It was left untouched and allowed to grow into quite a large tree. Notice the large branch laying along the ground and supported by a wood structure--it looks like the bow of a canoe.

Jim standing near the beautiful Golden Pavilion

Some have told us that it is a rooster on top of objects of special interest. Others have said it is a phoenix. What do you think?

A view of the top of the Golden Pavilion through the trees.
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1 comment:

Shelley said...

I can't believe you've really seen all these cool places. What a wonderful opportunity and birthday!!!