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Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward…

Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward…

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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 much…

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 much…

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 much…

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 much…

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Enkoji (圓光寺, Enkōji) is a temple of the Rinzai Zen Sect, situated in northern Kyoto close to the Shugakuin Imperial Villa. It is famous for its autumn colors which are usually best in late November.

kyoto keage  南禅寺 2014

kyoto keage 南禅寺 2014

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 much…

Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward…

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 much…

Also known as the moss temple (苔寺), it is one of the World Heritage sites of Kyoto. The garden is built around a pond shaped after the character for "heart" 「心」 and has more than a hundred species of moss. More pictures of Kyoto 京都.

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 much…

Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan.

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 much…

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 much…

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 much…

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 much…

Shirahige shrine at Lake Biwa, Japan白髭神社.  Photography by Phantom of Kyoto on Ganref

Shirahige shrine at Lake Biwa, Japan 白髭神社 (Lake Biwa is in Shiga prefecture, an easy day trip from Kyoto)

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