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Kinkaku-ji golden pavilion roof undergoes renovation amid pandemic

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The famous golden pavilion at the Kinkaku-ji holy place in Kyoto started Tuesday a three-month renovation of its shingled roof amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has actually dramatically minimized the variety of site visitors.

The pavilion with its gold fallen leave opulent exterior belongs to a World Heritage website in the old Japanese funding. Visitors will certainly be not able to totally see the holy place in 3 weeks as scaffolding will entirely shroud the pavilion till the job is finished at some time in December.

A picture panel of Kinkaku-ji holy place is established for site visitors before the fish pond dealing with the World Heritage-detailed holy place as job to rethatch its roof obtains under means in Kyoto, western Japan, on Sept. 1, 2020. (Kyodo) 

Instead, a huge image panel of the Buddhist holy place was established on Tuesday for vacationers and also worshippers to see, as products for the renovation job were generated. Kinkaku-ji last went through a comparable renovation in 2002.

The holy place, like lots of various other vacationer destinations, saw a huge autumn in the variety of site visitors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But it has actually determined to make use of the damaging scenario.

“Having so few tourists around, we thought it would be a good time to get all the necessary work done,” an authorities at the holy place stated.

Kinkaku-ji, very first integrated in 1398, was refuted in an arson strike in 1950 yet restore 5 years later on.


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