Friday, 26 December 2008

Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto

Postmarked Chikusa Aichi, dated 5 December 2008.

The message says
"the card shows the stone garden of Kyoan-ji Temple located in Kyoto. The style of this garden is called 'karesansui'. It was registered with UNESCO World Heritage."
The Temple was placed on the World Heritage list in 1994. The eraliest temple on the site dated from 983, but the present building was an estate for Hosokawa Katsumoto. It became a Zen temple after his death during the Onin wars. The rock garden, 30 metres by 10 metres and consisting of raked gravel and 5 boulders, is considered to be a masterpiece.

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  1. Sheila, I hope you had a nice Christmas. I was just thinking of you, so I wanted to drop by and say hello.



  2. Kyoto. That explains it. Been looking for you everywhere. Hope you are having a good Christmas.

  3. @Jodi, thanks so much! And I hope you had a great time too.

    @M.A. Leaf, it is beautiful, isn't it?

    @Max, so sorry to be elusive. I had a great time thanks, and I hope it was the same for you.

    @Lux, it's so peaceful, isn't it.


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