Kyoto Historic Monument Palette. One of our staff captured these photos depicting the beautiful temples of the Kyoto Historic Monuments during her trip to Japan.
Kiyomizu-dera, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The buildings, constructed in 1633, do not contain a single nail holding them together. The name means “pure water” and visitors can drink from the waterfall located at the temple, which is believed to possess the power to grant wishes.
Kinkaku-ji, or Golden Pavilion, a Zen Buddhist temple located in Kyoto, Japan. Each floor of the 3-floor pavilion uses a different architectural style: shinden, samurai, and zen. Pure gold leaf covers the top two stories of the Golden Pavilion. The gold is used to reduce and purify negative thoughts towards death.
Bernal Heights Mural “Tic Tac” by artist Casey O’Connell
Bernal Heights Mural by Casey O’Connell