This photograph is taken in Kennin-ji in Kyoto in January of six years ago. This temple is located in Higashiyama-ku near Gion in Kyoto-shi and is a Zen temple of the oldest Rinzai sect in Kyoto. It is considered to be one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five most important Zen temples of Kyoto". Kennin-ji was founded in 1202 by monk Eisai obtaining assistance of the second Shogun "Yoriie Minamoto" of the Kamakura shogunate. This photograph is a rock garden of this temple. The grain of the small white stone with which it was covered is having the line of a straight line or a curve quietly given like the wave comeing in. The rocks from which a form is different in some places stood in a row. The portions of a rock and many white pebbles of the flat ground maintain balance. Rocks may mean formal and the white sand of the ground may mean informal, but I don't know true intention of the person who built the form of this rock garden. The elderly man sat down at the end of the corridor, and he was gazing at the rock garden.
The rock garden from another angle: workshop
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pajaran (55597) 2013-08-18 6:04
Interesantan tekst o mestu i Hramu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na skulpturu u pesku i stari Hram ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Lepa fotografija u radionici.
An interesting article about the place and the Temple of the given data ...
Nice view of the sculpture in the sand and the old Temple ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time indicated.
Beautiful pictures in the workshop.
All the best.
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-18 10:02
Hi Kato..Another nice shot..good clarity and details..well composed..a nice shot
mcmtanyel (17217) 2013-08-18 13:59
This is quite different from the rock gardens I have encountered. From the thumbnail, I thought it was snow on the ground. An interesting place, the fellow sitting on the corner adds a sense of scale.
Indrasish (2931) 2013-08-18 19:36
Excellent shot again.. Like the composition with this temple.. The view is pleasant and calm.. Superb image quality too.. Very well done..
Good morning and wish you all the best..
ikeharel (63925) 2013-08-19 1:11
Both photos convey well the place in good views. I am amzed with the white-gravel sand with small furrows marks, like waves.
The opposite view on the WS gave the idea about the rocks in the title.
Well applied photos.
Raz13 (137) 2013-10-28 0:40
This is my favourite garden along with the one at Heian-ji.
Great job capturing the wavy sand. Excellent shot!
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 600
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-18 5:42