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Chion-in (知恩院) is a major temple in Kyoto and boosts the largest gate in Japan and has more than one garden.  The Hojo Garden is in the chisen kaiyushiki (garden which is designed around a pond) style. The garden exudes the moods of the four seasons. It is said to have been designed in the early Edo (1600-1868) period by the monk Gyokuen, who was connected to garden master Kobori Enshu. The garden includes the Shinji-ike (Heart Character) Pond, the Aoi-an Teahouse, and the Tokugawa Gongendo…

Chion-in (知恩院) is a major temple in Kyoto and boosts the largest gate in Japan and has more than one garden. The Hojo Garden is in the chisen kaiyushiki (garden which is designed around a pond) style. The garden exudes the moods of the four seasons. It is said to have been designed in the early Edo (1600-1868) period by the monk Gyokuen, who was connected to garden master Kobori Enshu. The garden includes the Shinji-ike (Heart Character) Pond, the Aoi-an Teahouse, and the Tokugawa Gongendo…

Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as "Koke-dera" , meaning "moss temple", while the formal name is "Koinzan Saiho-ji". Ironically, the moss for which the temple is known was not part of Muso Soseki's original design. According to French historian François Berthier, the garden's "islands" were "carpeted with white sand" in the fourteenth century. The moss came m

Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as "Koke-dera" , meaning "moss temple", while the formal name is "Koinzan Saiho-ji". Ironically, the moss for which the temple is known was not part of Muso Soseki's original design. According to French historian François Berthier, the garden's "islands" were "carpeted with white sand" in the fourteenth century. The moss came m

Japanese style moss garden

Japanese style moss garden

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