Zen Gardens in Kyoto

<p>Zen Gardens of Kyoto</p>

Shimogamo Shrine (ND-7)

Shimogamo Shrine (ND-7)

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<< Return to The Zen Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 下鴨神社 (京都府京都市左京区下鴨泉川町59) The formal name for this shrine is “Komomioya-Jinja / 賀茂御祖神社” It is a Shinto shrine, and it was built for the creator/guardian deity, Kamotaketsunomi-no-mikoto / 賀茂建角身命and his daughter, Tamayorihime-no-mikoto / 玉依媛命. The history of this shrine may go back at least...

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Sanzen-In (ND-40)

Sanzen-In (ND-40)

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<< Return to The Zen Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 三千院 (京都府京都市左京区大原来迎院町) Sanzen-in was established during the early Heian Period by Saicho. Its location was moved to the current one in 1871. The name, Sanzen-In, has been used since 1871. It was called, among many, Kajii-Gosho/梶井御所, etc. William paid attention on the interesting relationship among the...

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Shisendo  (ND-62)

Shisendo (ND-62)

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<< Return to The Zen Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 詩仙堂 (京都府京都市左京区一乗寺門口町) This temple was built by Ishikawa Jozan (石川丈山), a samurai who had served Tokugawa Shogunate, as his hermitage. Its name comes from the fact that there is a room where the portraits of 36 legendary poets of China painted by Kano Tanyu (狩野探幽) are displayed. As Autumn is the time...

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Sanzen-In (ND-33)

Sanzen-In (ND-33)

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<< Return to The Zen Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 三千院 (京都府京都市左京区大原来迎院町) Sanzen-in was established during the early Heian Period by Saicho. Its location was moved to the current one in 1871. The name, Sanzen-In, has been used since 1871. It was called, among many, Kajii-Gosho/梶井御所, etc. The vertical thrust of the trees in blue shade firmly supported on...

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Hoshun-In (ND-68)

Hoshun-In (ND-68)

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<< Return to The Zen Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 芳春院 (京都府京都市北区紫野) Hoshun In is one of the sub-temples of Daitoku-Ji (大徳寺), and it was founded in 1608 by Gyokushitsu-Sohaku (玉室宗珀). The fire of 1796 destroyed the building, but it was rebuilt two years later. The stone basin in the foreground is for the purification. It is always good to remember that...

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Sanzen-In (ND-39)

Sanzen-In (ND-39)

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<< Return to The Zen Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 三千院 (京都府京都市左京区大原来迎院町) Sanzen-in was established during the early Heian Period by Saicho. Its location was moved to the current one in 1871. The name, Sanzen-In, has been used since 1871. It was called, among many, Kajii-Gosho/梶井御所, etc. While the color of the leaves of the tree in the foreground is...

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