Gardens of Kyoto

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Hakuryuen  (The White Dragon Garden) (A-109)

Hakuryuen (The White Dragon Garden) (A-109)

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<< Return to The Gardens of 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. “The last brightness of the already-gone day burned darkly on a cloud that went slate colored as I watched. The air hummed and buzzed with insects, but their noise was a form of silence, not a sound, and over the whole garden lay a cushiony...

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Hakuryuen (D-146)

Hakuryuen (D-146)

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<< Return to The Gardens of 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. “I pick my way across stepping stones, into the midst of the garden, each step turning my attention to a continual series of sequential focal points that heighten the sense of space and arrival. Instead of following a straight axis, the path...

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Sanzen-In – The Yusei Garden  (C-152)

Sanzen-In – The Yusei Garden (C-152)

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<< Return to The Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 三千院・有清園 “‘The Garden Of Pure Presence’… my eyes drift across the wide expanse of velvety moss to maples that look like coral, so brilliant they appear to be in flames. The stream that flows around the small island, carved in a half circle, is speckled with every shade and hue of...

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Rice field garden (C-132)

Rice field garden (C-132)

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<< Return to The Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan (大原) “Although the quiet, rural village of Ohara is located within the present-day boundaries of Kyoto city it still remains largely untouched by civilization. The serene valley is narrow and the mountains are steep and populated with a great variety of plants, birds and wandering monkeys. At the end...

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Tenryu-Ji  (C-128)

Tenryu-Ji (C-128)

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<< Return to The Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 天龍寺 (京都府京都市右京区嵯峨天龍寺芒ノ馬場町) “I knew what to do. Just close my eyes and let the image swirl about as I emptied my mind. The picture would always come that way. Just close my eyes, relax my body, and it would create itself. And once it was there, the first image, the next, and the next would be as...

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Byodo-In (The Phoenix Temple) (A-102)

Byodo-In (The Phoenix Temple) (A-102)

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<< Return to The Gardens of Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 平等院・鳳凰堂 (京都府宇治市宇治蓮華116) “A pink blossom dangled from a spider web on a branch far out over the pond, catching a divine light each time it revolved. It was as if a tiny revolving door were floating in the heavens. I gazed at it, wondering what world would be opening beyond its fragile beauty each time...

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