Temple of the Silver Pavilion is the more common name for Jisho-ji, a temple belonging to the Shokoku School of the Rinzai Zen sect of Buddhism. Ginkaku-ji was not originally a temple. Ashikaga Yoshimasa, 1436-1490, the 8th Ashikaga Shogun and grandson of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, constructor of Kinkaku-ji, the temple of the golden pavilion began construction in 1460 but was prevented from immediately completing his retirement villa due to the Onin Wars, 1467-1477.

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