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 vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines created by the various natural or man made objects whether he was shooting from indoor or from outdoor as this one. In this composition, the maple tree with its bright red leaves are complemented by the bluish tint of the temple building in the middle ground.