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

Ryōan-ji, Kyoto, Japan - Best enjoyed when crowds are fewer -- you'l never get a shot like this normally without having a dozen tourists sitting in front of you at the edge of the garden

Ryōan-ji, Kyoto, Japan - Best enjoyed when crowds are fewer -- you'l never get a shot like this normally without having a dozen tourists sitting in front of you at the edge of the garden

Úžasný zážitek při pohledu na zahradu ze všech stran, protože kdo dokáže spočítat určitý počet kamenů z každého úhlu, tak se mu splní nějaké přání. The rock garden at Temple Ryoan-ji #Kyoto, #Japan

Úžasný zážitek při pohledu na zahradu ze všech stran, protože kdo dokáže spočítat určitý počet kamenů z každého úhlu, tak se mu splní nějaké přání. The rock garden at Temple Ryoan-ji #Kyoto, #Japan

Three of the most famous stones in the world, Ryoan-ji Zen temple, Kyoto, Japan

Three of the most famous stones in the world, Ryoan-ji Zen temple, 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

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.

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.

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