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Golden Pavilion

Golden Pavilion

Golden pavilion, Rokuonji temple can be the one of the most famous temples in Japan.

The history goes back to 1397, the founder was the Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, the third shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate. The Golden pavilion became the national treasure in 1929 and survived the World War II but the pavilion and other national treasures burnt down in 1950.

The police and the fire department started the investigation and concluded as the fire was set as arson and the police found out that one of the apprentices of the temple is missing. Then, they found the apprentice lying in the backyard mountain committing suicide.

Lost of the national treasure which followed by arrest of the apprentice shocked the whole nation at that time but it seems that many Japanese do not know this incident now.

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