Spring Gardens in Kyoto

<p>Spring Gardens in Kyoto</p>

Anraku-ji (2C-81)

Anraku-ji (2C-81)

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<< Return to The Spring Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 安楽寺 (京都市左京区鹿ケ谷御所ノ段町21) Here we can see another good example of peaceful juxtaposition of the man-made and the nature. Instead of a building structure (i.e., a shrine/temple), we can see a man-made stone statue, and this is the statue of one of the most beloved Bodhisattva called Jizo. Jizo-bosatsu...

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Gold Swirl (Genkoan) (2C-goldswirl)

Gold Swirl (Genkoan) (2C-goldswirl)

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<< Return to The Spring Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 源光庵 ( 京都府京都市北区鷹峯北鷹峯町47) This is an interior view of the Genkoan/源光庵 temple in Kyoto. Although it is not in view, the ceiling has a particular stain. The material used to be the floor board of Fushimi-Momoyama castle. When the great war broke out between the Tokugawa clan/徳川家and Ishida Mitsunari/...

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Sanzen-In (2C-29)

Sanzen-In (2C-29)

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<< Return to The Spring 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 tree in the background leads to the...

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Daitoku-ji (2C-52)

Daitoku-ji (2C-52)

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<< Return to The Spring Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 大徳寺 (京都府京都市北区紫野大徳寺町) Daitoku-ji originated as a small monastery founded in 1315 or 1319 by the monk Shūhō Myōchō (宗 峰妙超). It is said that in 1582, Toyotomi Hideyoshi/ 豊臣秀吉buried his predecessor, Oda Nobunaga/織田信長. The railings on both sides of this pathway reminds you to stay on the path and not to...

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Anraku-ji (2C-75)

Anraku-ji (2C-75)

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<< Return to The Spring Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 安楽寺 (京都市左京区鹿ケ谷御所ノ段町21) One can see the peaceful juxtaposition of the opposing/contrasting elements in this composition. The geometrical, man-made structure is placed next to the round, curvy nature – garden. One is also looking out to the world of nature outside from within. Bright light and...

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