Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

Also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion – for obvious reasons.  The present pavilion is a modern one, dating from the 1950s, after the previous structure was burned down by a crazed monk.  However, there has been a temple on the site since the 14th century AD.


Shichi-Go-San, Tokyo

An annual festival for three, five and seven year old children where they dress up in their finest and go to the shrine with their families.

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