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Monday 6 March 2023 The Origins of the Temple of the Golden Pavilion: The Kitayama Temple-Palace Complex in 14th-century Kyoto Matthew Stavros The Kinkaku ‘Golden Pavilion’ is Kyoto’s most celebrated UNESCO World Heritage property.

Its opulence and architectural originality overshadows the much larger complex within which it was originally built in the late 14th century: the Kitayama Villa.

This presentation explores Kitayama’s material composition to demonstrate that the villa was a vast temple-palace complex built to resemble a Chinese-style imperial capital...