(1of 8)Architecture- Kinkaku-ji.Kyoto, Japan. Zen Buddhist Temple. Before being rebuilt in 1955, the temple was burned down in 1950 by a 22 yr old monk, Hayashi Yoken, who then attempted suicide behind the building. He survived, and was taken into custody. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, but released bc of mental illnesses. Gold was an important addition to the pavilion because of its meaning. Gold was to mitigate & purify any pollution or negative thoughts and feelings towards…

Kinkakuji 金閣寺 ("Golden Pavilion"), a Zen temple in northern Kyoto, Japan. "Kinkakuji in snow" photo by Takeshi Kuboki www.

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Snow on the cherry tree, Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle (Tsuruga Castle), Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan

Aizuwakamatsu Castle, Cherry tree in full bloom covered in snow, Fukushima, Japan - so lovely the snow and cherry blossoms suit the castle very well

Kyoto under the snow, Japan in winter

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Kyoto under the snow, Japan in winter

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The red gate you see in the picture is the gate (torii) for one of the shrines in Kyoto, Japan. The color red is a charm against evil spirits for many shrines across Japan. Colors can have different meanings and messages around the world.

Fukui, Japan. I want to go see this place one day. Please check out my website thanks. www.photopix.co.nz

Persimmon and Snow scene Japan- this color scheme reminds me of Snow White, because this is exactly what her mother was looking at when she wished for a daughter with hair as black as wood, lips as red as blood, and skin as white as snow.

Fantastic Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan

For the next 280 years until the abolition of the feudal system in the Meiji Restoration, the castle was ruled by the 23 lords of Matsumoto representing six different daimyo families.

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snow monsters in Resort Spotlight - Zao Onsen Skiing & Snowboarding, Yamagata, Japan