Saturday, March 8, 2014

Anraku-ji Temple - Kyoto, Japan

This temple is only open at times when there are blossoms in the garden or colored leaves on the grounds which makes it a treat when you visit. If you are walking along the Philosophers path and visit other temples on the way stop by here in Spring or Autumn. It was a training area for the priest Honen and his disciples Anraku and Juren. The emperor eventually ordered the deaths of his disciples and exiled Honen. This location of the temples was erected in 1681 in their honor. 

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You can see statues in the temple of the honored priests...

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There are no real big buildings here it is small and quaint but the gardens are lovely. 

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I am not sure the story behind this rock on the ground, perhaps the footsteps of the Buddha. 

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Lots of moss and green to go around even in the autumn. 

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