Friday, June 7, 2013

Kōtō-in Temple of Daitoku-ji Temple in Kyoto

Wow it has been exactly a year since I got back from my trip to Japan. Sorry that it has taken to long to post all of these and there isn't to much after this. I absolutely loved this small temple. I never got in but it just had an atmosphere about it that truly moved me and so I went back to it quite a bit since it was a walk from where I stayed. It was built in 1601 by Hosokawa Tadaoki and he actually rests there and the founder of kabuki (Izumo no Okuni). It is within the Daitoku-ji temple complex. It is really famous for it's maple trees. It also has fantastic moss all around the temple area. 

I love the entrance which has the rock foot path with a bamboo railing along it. Moss was lined down it

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The trees and bushes are all cut and pruned to perfection to keep your mind at ease as you walk through. 

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The green moss that carpet the ground just takes my breath away.

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Right out there is where you can walk in from one of the main foot paths of Daitoku-ji.

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I wish that I could have gotten into the temple and not just the footpath.

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I hope perhaps that I can get there in the fall to see the maples and moss compose a serene look.

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There was a kitty that was hanging out on the gate one day that I came by.

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Info from japan-guide

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