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Pictures: Ryoan-Ji Zen Buddhist Temple (Kyoto)


Ryoan-Ji Temple is famous for its simple rock garden consisting of only white sand and fifteen rocks. The garden was created at the end of the 15th century and is widely regarded as a masterpieces of Japanese culture.

The rock garden measures 30 meters from east to west and 10 meters from north to south. In contrast to the times, this zen garden is markedly different from the elaborate gardens of the aristrocracy of the era. Thus the garden boasts NO visible life, only its fifteen rocks and white sand.

Here are a few (non-digital, scanned) photos I took of the Ryoan-Ji Temple in Kyoto. Forgive me for the quality of these pics, but I took these with a disposal camera purchased on locale.

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