Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Garden at Kannon-in


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The main reason to visit Kannon-in, a Tendai Temple in Tottori City, is for the garden.

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The garden took ten years to build, beginning in 1650, 11 years after the temple was rebuilt on this site.

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It is a "Chisenkansho-shiki" style of garden which roughly translates as "pond viewing garden", and is meant to be viewed from a fixed viewpoint, not strolled around in.

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The viewpoint at Kannon-in is from the veranda of the study hall.

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The 600yen entrance fee includes a green tea to enjoy while contemplating the view.

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3 comments:

  1. Great pics.
    I just wished I had something in my garden resembling the arrangement of stones on the last photo.

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  2. Yes, fantastic pictures of a beautiful garden. It looks so calming and peaceful.

    Japan Australia

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  3. The beautiful, calm, and peaceful woman shows it off very well. (You lucky dog.)

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