Autumn Gardens in Kyoto

<p>Autumn Gardens in Kyoto</p>

Shimogamo Shrine (ALC-2)

Shimogamo Shrine (ALC-2)

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<< Return to The Autumn 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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Ryogen-In (ALC-14)

Ryogen-In (ALC-14)

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<< Return to The Autumn Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 龍源院 ( 京都府京都市北区紫野) It was established in 1502A.D. This image captures the Zen garden (kare san sui / 枯山水) within the premise called, “Isshi dan / 一枝坦”. There are 5 gardens in this temple. One can meditate on these zen gardens. The simple structure of “Kare san sui” is quite...

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Renge-Ji  (ALC-18)

Renge-Ji (ALC-18)

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<< Return to The Autumn Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 蓮華寺 (京都府京都市左京区上高野八幡町) This temple originally was built at the different location. It was burned during the Onin War /応仁乱, but it was rebuilt in 1662 at the current location. The pond within the premise was built in the shape of the kanji character for “water/水.” This was one of...

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Shimogamo Shrine (ALC-1)

Shimogamo Shrine (ALC-1)

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<< Return to The Autumn 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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Hakuryuen (ALC-34)

Hakuryuen (ALC-34)

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<< Return to The Autumn Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 白龍園(京都府京都市左京区鞍馬二ノ瀬町) Hakuryuen is not open to the public. William found this garden by chance. One day he was on the train heading towards the different temple, and from its window he saw a shrine. He was curious, so he got off the train to check this place. He found out soon that it is a private...

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Ninna-Ji (ALC-102)

Ninna-Ji (ALC-102)

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<< Return to The Autumn Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 仁和寺 (京都市右京区御室大内33) This statue is one of the paired statues from Ninna-Ji, is the other half of the pair. It is Ungyō/Misshaku Rikishi, and his mouth is closed, representing the sound “N or M”. While the former guardian represents the manifestation of Dainichi Nyorai, this one is said to...

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