The last day of our trip we went to Ginkaku-Ji also known as the Silver Pavilion. This temple was a the retirement villa of a a Shogun in 1490. He had planned to cover it in silver similar to the Golden Pavilion. However he never got around to it and so it got the nickname but none of the actual silver. The pavilion was then turned into a Zen Temple and has pretty gardens surrounding it. One of the parts that I liked the most was the stone garden in this one. We had gone to another rock garden but this one was more impressive in the manner in which they raked and arranged the gravel.
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Love the raked gravel – each stone in its place. mom/kathy
I'm a little slow these days, just saw these neat pictures. Seeing you both, miss you much!!!