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Ryoanji

Immerse yourself in the serene tranquility of Ryoanji, a world-renowned Japanese rock garden. Discover the essence of Zen philosophy as you explore this captivating masterpiece of simplicity and harmony.
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RYOANJI TEMPLEThe site of Japan’s most famous rock garden, Ryoanji Temple sits surrounded by nature in a park like setting in northwestern Kyoto. Originally an aristocrat’s villa, the site was converted to a Zen temple in 1450. The garden consists of a rectangular plot of pebbles surrounded by low earthen walls, with 15 rocks laid out in small groups on patches of moss. An interesting feature of the garden's design is that from any vantage point at least one of the rocks is always hidden…

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Annajola
Fuji Arts Japanese Prints - Ryoanji Rock Garden by Shin-hanga & Modern artist (not read) Postcard Art, Postcard Printing, Japanese Prints, Japanese Art, Ryoanji, Zen Rock Garden, Zen Gardens, City Scene, Japanese Woodblock Printing

Shin-hanga Postcard Prints - Handsome design from a group of postcard-sized shin-hanga woodblocks. These charming prints feature a variety of subjects, including temples and shrines, city scenes, interiors, and landscapes. Beautifully detailed, these attractive modern prints are a great choice to collect or display.

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Francesca
The vacant space of the garden, like silence, absorbs the mind, frees it of petty detail, and serves as a visual guide -a means for penetrating through the "realm of the multitudes." -from "Stone G... Zen Rock Garden, Zen Garden Design, Dry Garden, Garden Stones, Plant Design, Ryoanji, Japanese Style Garden, Japanese Gardens, Temple Gardens

The vacant space of the garden, like silence, absorbs the mind, frees it of petty detail, and serves as a visual guide -a means for penetrating through the “realm of the multitudes.” -from “Stone Garden” by Will Petersen. My friend Chris Carver, recently lent me a copy of Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums and fairly […]

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Eytan Fichman
Ryoanji Temple (龍安寺, Ryōan-ji) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northwest Kyoto, featuring the most famous Zen rock garden in Japan. In this post, I’ll share photos I took at Ryoanji Temple, info & tips for visiting, history of the temple, and thoughts on our experience here. While famed for that rock garden, Ryoanji Temple … Kyoto Itinerary, Travel Itinerary, Unesco World Heritage Site, World Heritage Sites, Ryoanji, Zen Rock Garden, Golden Pavilion, Japanese Travel, Kyoto Japan

Ryoanji Temple (龍安寺, Ryōan-ji) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northwest Kyoto, featuring the most famous Zen rock garden in Japan. In this post, I’ll share photos I took at Ryoanji Temple, info & tips for visiting, history of the temple, and thoughts on our experience here. While famed for that rock garden, Ryoanji Temple …

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Tom Bricker

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