Kinkaku-ji

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  • Black Symbolism In Easter Culture: Kinkakuji

    “The Kinkaku was only a small part of the complex of palaces which Ashikaga Yoshimitsu erected on this spot in 1394, they were later converted by his son into a temple, the Rokuonji. A slow disappearance of other buildings has left this structure alone, a simple but expensively built hall containing relics in its top floor.” It has burned down numerous times throughout its history including “twice during the Onin War,” a civil war that destroyed much of Kyoto; “and by a psychopathic neophyte monk in 1950, but it has been rebuilt to its original form.” The name of the place is self-explanatory. Kin (金) means golden, Ka (閣) translates to pavilion, and Ku (寺) temple. The name of Kaen is based on the legend of Yoshimitsu Ashikaga (founder). Yoshimitsu’s…

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  • Essay On 1960s And Present Day

    As it says in the Red Scarf Girl, “...tight pants and pointed shoes are what the Western bourgeoisie admire. (Ji-Li Jian pg. 30)” And also stating that the person was wearing a cream-colored jacket with the zipper half open, and a pair of sharply creased light-brown pants. He had also been wearing fashionable two-tone shoes. These were “Four olds” back then during the 1960s in the Republic of China. It says in the book that “One of the boys was trying to squeeze an empty beer bottle up the man’s…

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  • Ji-Li Jiang's 'Red Scarf Girl'

    The feeling of presented that crown of hope that represents your dreams; only to have it taken away from you is a horrendous agonizing feeling. Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang, is a gripping tale that paints herself as the girl who’s future is shown brightly only to be abruptly forced away from her. Ji-li, a young girl whose perfect world is being tossed around wildly by the Culture Revolutions. She writes in her memoir the heartbreaks, changes and horrors that she witnessed and the emotional…

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  • How To Write A Gothic Story

    “Don’t you wish something exciting happened, this town is so dull.” I shuck my head we had this conversation every day. She always found life to be boring, I on the other hand was quite satisfied with my routined life. “ You can’t tell me you haven’t even thought about it, something big to shake the whole town. I’d kill for a little excitement.” Too bad she never realized she’d have to be killed for the excitement to start. “ Under the State of Massachusetts, you are hereby found not…

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  • Ikemon Research Paper

    the Pokémon in your party, helps relate this Pokémon to the Phoenix. In Osaka, Honshu, an island in Japan, there is a folklore involving the Phoenix. Mentioning how the bird rose from the ashes of a destroyed pagoda, a multi-tiered tower resembling the Burned/Brass Towers. Starting after Generation Five, Ho-Oh was given the special ability Regenerator. Regenerator slowly heals Ho-Oh as it goes through battle, referencing the Phoenix’s immortality. Many real life events are mirrored in Pokémon…

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  • Importance Of Shinto Shrines In Japan

    Average 400 Shinto shrines in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto’s temples get a lot of attention from visitors, but some of the city’s 400-plus shrines are also first-rate attractions in their own right. Kyoto is Japan in a nutshell. It’s the cultural and historical heart of the country. It’s the best place in all Japan. To Example traditional temples, shrines, gardens, geisha, restaurants and festivals. In short, Kyoto is the most rewarding destination in all of Japan and it should be at the top of any Japan…

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