So about a week before my trip, a girl overheard my friends and I talking about me going to Japan. She walked over to us and asked if it was true and if I could do her a huge favor. I asked her what the favor was and she went into a story of how her family just found out that her 11 year old cousin with leukemia will be having all treatment cutoff the following Wednesday. She told me that she’s had people from around the world take pictures in front of cool places/monuments with a piece of paper saying “Team Alexis” on it so that she could put it all together into a collage for her cousin, Alexis’ Birthday. I of course said yes, took down her email address, and promised I would send her a picture from Japan. This is that picture. Me standing in front of The Rokuon-Ji Temple in Kyoto, also known as The Golden Pavilion. Team Alexis.

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This building paper model is the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), officially named Rokuon-ji (Deer Garden Temple), a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The papercraft was created by Gakken Kids.

The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. The Muromachi period is considered to be a classical age of Japanese garden design. The correlation between buildings and its settings were greatly emphasized during this period. It was a way to integrate the structure within the landscape in an artistic way. The garden designs were characterized by a reduction in scale, a more central purpose, and a distinct setting. A minimalistic approach was brought to the garden design, by recreating larger landscapes in a smaller scale around a structure.

It is designated as a National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape, and it is one of 17 locations comprising the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto World Heritage Site. It is also one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually. [Source: wiki]

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