Thursday, March 20, 2014

Myoshin-ji Temple - Kyoto, Japan

Myoshin-ji Temple is a temple complex with many sub-temples in the grounds much like Daitokuji. It is a head temple of the Rinzai Zen Sect of Buddhism and by far the largest. It use to by the location of the Emperor Hanazono palace before becoming a monk and making the land a temple in 1342. Almost all the buildings got destroyed in the Onin Wars and most of the buildings were built in the 15-17th century. Ryoanji temple is part of the complex just off site.
The Butsuden and Hatto shown below.

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It resembles a lot of Daitokuji when you walk around. It is quite nice walking around.

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It was very peaceful walking around, not to many people but there were monks running here and there...

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There were a lot of temples that I came across that had nice gardens out front but they were not open to go inside...

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There were some maple trees that were scattered her and there.

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Thanks for looking!
info from wikipedia

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