Japan, Travel

Logical

Ginkaku-ji was intended to be cover in silver (as Kinkaku-ji is covered in gold on the other side of Kyoto) but war forced construction of the temple to be halted and it remains, in its unfinished state, as a symbol of ostentation and of Japanese restraint. The surrounding gravel garden contains an unbelievable, tall cone of sand、called 向月台 kougetsudai, that is said to represent Mount Fuji, I would love to know how they make this so perfectly formed.

NB The word rickshaw comes from the Japanese word 人力車 jinrikisha (人 jin human / 力 riki power / 車 sha vehicle). I love the simplicity of some Japanese word structure, if only it was all so logical.

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