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DVD Ginkaku-ji: At the Foot of “Moon-Waiting Mountain”
Planning: The Institute for Zen Studies
Production: Film Studio Sangha
Distribution: The Institute for Zen Studies
With captions in Japanese, Chinese, English, and Korean.
Price: 1,500yen and tax
ISBN978-4-88182-266-1 C0815
Book details (name of author, etc.):13 January 2012
Ginkaku-ji (the Silver Pavillion) was built by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa after his retirement to a life of peaceful seclusion, following the example of his grandfather Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, founder of the Golden Pavillion. The Silver Pavillion displays the elegant simplicity representative of the Zen-inspired culture known as Higashiyama bunka (East Mountain culture).
The Ginkaku-ji Zen Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a typical strolling-style garden, designed for appreciation from wherever one is on the path that surrounds the central Kinkyo-chi Pond. The pond contains two small islands, known as the Mountain Sage Island and the White Crane Island. Two other notable features of the garden are a distinctive expanse known as the Sea of Silver Sand and a large, flat-topped sand cone known as the Moon-Viewing Platform.
This DVD features beautiful scenes from this garden photographed throughout the four seasons of the year, with captions in Japanese, Chinese, English, and Korean. It is about 20 minutes in length.

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