Stone bridge across a stream in the Shosei-en garden (Kikoku-tei) owned by Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shosei-en Garden

Shosei-en, also known as Kikoku-tei - a name that comes from the trifoliate orange hedging which surrounds most of the grounds. Shosei-en garden is a strolling garden that belongs to Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. It dates back to the ninth century, when it was built by Prince Minamoto Notooru. According to legend, he designed the pond to remind him of the seacoast of northern Honshu.

Photographs by Frantisek Staud


 Wooden bridge across a pond in the Shosei-en garden (Kikoku-tei) owned by Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Shosei-en garden (Kikoku-tei) owned by Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones and stone lantern in the Shosei-en garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Bamboo fence and gate in the Shosei-en garden, Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones and stone lantern in the Shosei-en garden, Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Taka ishi-gaki (High stone wall) of Shosei-en garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Bamboo fence in Shosei-en garden of Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

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