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 when you enter the temple/shrine premises, you are in the sacred space.