Japanese Buddhist monk sitting on the veranda of Zuiho-in Temple with Zen Garden behind, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs of

Zuiho-in Zen Garden

Zuiho-in is a sub-temple of the main temple of Daitoku-ji located in northern Kyoto. Lord Otomo Sorin, known as the 'Christian Lord', founded Zuiho-in in 1535 as a family temple. The main garden is a skillful combination of moss and rocks and an acclaimed example of a dry landscape garden - karesansui. Behind the Main Hall is the Garden of the Cross (with rocks laid out to form a cross). There is also a Tea house Ansho-ken within the temple precincts.

Photographs by Frantisek Staud


 Stepping stones in the Zen garden of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Veranda of Zuiho-in temple with attached Zen garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones in the Zen garden of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Japanese salary-men enjoying the view of in Zuiho-in Zen Garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Zen garden in Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Japanese couple enjoying the view of in Zuiho-in Zen Garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Japanese women in Kimono in Zuiho-in Temple with Zen Garden behind, Kyoto, Japan
 Japanese women in Kimono praying in Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Japanese Buddhist monk sitting in meditation in the dark of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Carefully raked sand in the Zen garden of Zuiho in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Rock, gravel and moss are the main components of the Zen garden of Zuiho in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones leading to the Zen garden of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Zen garden in Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones going through the Zen garden of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Zen garden in Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Raked gravel forming ocean waves in Zuiho-in Zen garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Zuiho-in Zen garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Rock, gravel and moss are the main components of the Zen garden of Zuiho in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Raked gravel in Zuiho-in Zen garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Raked gravel forming ocean waves in Zuiho-in Zen garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Raked gravel in Zuiho-in Zen garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Zen garden in the Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones leading to Tea House in the Zen garden of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of the Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Zen garden in the Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones leading through the Zen garden of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Zen garden in the Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Zen garden in the Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Zuiho-in temple with attached Zen garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones leading to a bamboo gate in the Zen garden of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Buddhist paraphernalia for meditation in Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Place for sutra meditation <br> Interior of Zuiho in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Buddhist paraphernalia for meditation in Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Rock, gravel and moss are the main components of the Zen garden of Zuiho in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Rock, gravel and moss are the main components of the Zen garden of Zuiho in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones leading to a Teahouse in the Zen garden of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Zuiho-in Temple with neighboring Zen Garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Rock Zen garden viewed from Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Japanese women wearing Kimono in Zuiho-in Temple with Zen Garden behind, Kyoto, Japan
 Ink paintings on the door of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Interior of Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan

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