This is one of the symbols of Kyoto. And to imagine a building covered in gold leaf seems a crazy and impossible dream. Yet this dream is a reality. I love this temple because it is for me the symbol that anything is possible if the motivation and perseverance is within us. At this time of autumn leaves contrast between the purple and gold is striking. In Japan, more than anywhere else, the traditional architecture is resplendent under the rain; it exudes a sense of purity, lightness and precision. More than a temple, a source of perfection!