The garden dates from around 1499. The designer is unknown although Soami as well as the kawarimono are credited. Above: view from the tea house of Funda-in.

The garden dates from around 1499. The designer is unknown although Soami as well as the kawarimono are credited. Above: view from the tea house of Funda-in.

Japanese Temples - Rock Garden, Ryoanji Temple

Rock Garden, Ryoanji Temple

The famous and timeless rock garden of the Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan.  This temple was constructed in the 1400s but looks modern, spartan and timeless.

The famous and timeless rock garden of the Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan. This temple was constructed in the 1400s but looks modern, spartan and timeless.

Ryoan-ji (The Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. In 1450, Hosokawa Katsumoto, another powerful warlord, acquired the land where the temple stood. He built his residence there, and founded a Zen temple, Ryoan-ji. During the Onin War between the clans, the temple was destroyed. Hosokawa Katsumoto died in 1473. In 1488, his son, Hosokawa Matsumoto, rebuilt the temple.

Ryoan-ji (The Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. In 1450, Hosokawa Katsumoto, another powerful warlord, acquired the land where the temple stood. He built his residence there, and founded a Zen temple, Ryoan-ji. During the Onin War between the clans, the temple was destroyed. Hosokawa Katsumoto died in 1473. In 1488, his son, Hosokawa Matsumoto, rebuilt the temple.

Love the sound this would make! I have some bamboo water features in my garden and love them! Water basin in Ryoan-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Love the sound this would make! I have some bamboo water features in my garden and love them! Water basin in Ryoan-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Burt Glinn - Kyoto. 1961. A monk arranges sand patterns in the rock garden of Ryoanji Temple.

Burt Glinn - Kyoto. 1961. A monk arranges sand patterns in the rock garden of Ryoanji Temple.

Pinterest
Search