Ginkakuji garden is famous for its cone shaped structure called the Kogetsudai or Moon Viewing Platform. Many people assume it is meant to resemble Mount Fuji, while others believe it is meant to reflect divine light into hearts of viewers. Soami, the famous landscape gardener designed the garden and buildings of Ginkaku-ji. He is thought to have been the greatest garden designer in medieval Japan - having his name attached to a temple grants immediate distinction although there is no mention of the sand structure before renovations of the Edo period (almost 100 years after Soami's death).
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