Beautiful Gardens in Kyoto

<p>Beautiful Gardens in Kyoto</p>

Sanzen-In (BG-1)

Sanzen-In (BG-1)

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<< Return to The Beautiful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 三千院聚碧園 (京都市左京区大原来迎院町) It was founded during the 8th century A.D., and it was originally located at Hiei-zan (比叡山). It had “moved” several times and finally settled at the current location in 1871 A.D. The name, “Sanzen-In”, has been used since then, and one of the previous names had been,...

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Konpuku-Ji (C-137)

Konpuku-Ji (C-137)

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<< Return to The Beautiful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 金福寺 (京都府京都市左京区一乗寺才形町) It was originally established in 864 A.D. as the Tendai sect (天台宗) Buddhist temple, but it was restored twice – initially during the Genroku era, then followed by the restoration in 1776 A.D. by Buson (与謝蕪村). It has been converted to Rinzai sect / 臨済宗. When the...

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Manpuku ji (A-127)

Manpuku ji (A-127)

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<< Return to The Beautiful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 萬福寺 (京都府宇治市五ヶ庄) Manpuku ji is a Buddhist temple located in Uji, Kyoto. It was founded by Chinese monk named Yinyuan Longqui/Ingen Ryuki (隠元隆琦) in 1661. Yinyuan/Ingen was from Rinzai sect, and he was an abbot of Wanfu Temple (萬福寺) of Mount Huangbo (黄檗山). After numerous invitation, Yinyuan decided...

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Jakko In (A-144)

Jakko In (A-144)

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<< Return to The Beautiful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 寂光院 (京都市左京区大原草生町) Jakko In, located in Ohara valley, Kyoto, is a nunnery of Tendai sect of Buddhism, and it is said to have been founded in 594 by Prince Shotoku (聖徳太子) to pray for enlightenment of the departed soul of his father, Emperor Yomei (用明天皇). The first abbess, Princess Tamateru ( 玉照姫)...

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Ryogen-In (B-116)

Ryogen-In (B-116)

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<< Return to The Beautiful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 龍源院 (京都府京都市北区紫野大徳寺町) Ryogen-In is one of the sub-temples of Daitoku-Ji (大徳寺), and it was founded in 1502. There are 5 gardens in this temple. This image captures a part of “Isshi dan / 一枝坦”, a Zen garden known as “kare san sui (枯山水)”. The concept of Kare San Sui is very...

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Tofuku-Ji (B-132)

Tofuku-Ji (B-132)

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<< Return to The Beautiful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 東福寺 (京都府京都市東山区本町) This temple was founded in 1236 by the imperial chancellor Kujō Michiie (九条道家). For the name of the temple, Kujō thought of two great temples in Nara and took a kanji character from each temple. To (東) from Todai-Ji (東大寺) and Fuku (福) from Kofuku-ji (興福寺). The Moss garden shown...

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