Ginkaku-ji Incense (Silver Pavilion
The scent is slightly
Ginkaku-ji, the "Temple of the Silver Pavilion," is
a Buddhist temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, Japan. The official name is Jish?-ji
, "Temple of Shining Mercy"). It was built in 1474 by the shogun Ashikaga
Yoshimasa, who sought to emulate the golden Kinkaku-ji commissioned by his grandfather
The Kannon hall is the main building at the temple. It is popularly
known as Ginkaku, the Silver Pavilion. There is a popular account: "The
intention was to cover it in silver, but due to the increasing severity of the
Onin War, which broke out several years earlier in 1467, construction was halted,
and the silver covering never placed on the pavilion". However, time-honored
trees and great stones which were collected from various places in Japan are
used for the temple, thus, cost was spent luxuriously to build the temple. Therefore,
it is difficult to consider that only the cost of the silver foil was saved.
And, the silver has not been detected at all as for scientific researches done
in January 2007. Therefore, the present appearance of the temple is thought
as be based on the original intention of Ashikaga Yoshimasa, that is "wabi-sabi".
(The information and pic. is from wikipedia.org)
Main Ingredients: Sandalwood, Others
Quantity: App. 130 Sticks
Burn Time: approx. 25 min.