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waka
10:24
A modern Zen Garden in Kyoto - via A Japan Photo per Day -

Zen Garden, Tofuku-ji Temple, Kyoto

If you love Zen gardens, one of the most interesting places to visit in Kyoto is the Tofuku-ji Temple. You will find a Zen garden on each of the 4 sides of its Hojo building, all created in 1930 by one of the most important Japanese garden builders, Mirei Shigemori. Today, I want to show you the Northern Garden, which re-creates the Zen simplicity with modern design themes: a checkered pattern with square rocks and large patches of moss.

As you can see in the photo, since the summer was scorching here in Kyoto, a large part of the moss, not protected by the building shadows, has dried up… But I think this only adds up to the beauty of this remarkable garden…

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