#004: Kin-paku (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#004: Kin-paku (category: material)

Kin-paku Japan

Kin-paku (gold leaf) is used on the surface of the world-famous Kinkaku-ji temple (aka the Golden Pavilion) . Also, Japanese painters often use it as a canvas of their paintings.

Kin (gold) is regarded as a symbol of good luck, so Japanese people sometimes like to put fragments of kin-paku in drink or food and take in it to have good luck (A small amount of gold is harmless to human body, of course). Do you have a similar custom in your country?


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