Ryogen-in Zen Rock Garden - Kyoto Japan
The Ryogen-in Zen rock garden was constructed in 1502 and is a sub-temple of the larger Daitoku-ji Buddhist complex in northwest Kyoto.
The Karesansui, or Dry Landscape Garden, are unique to Japan and are a form of mindscape, where rocks and raked gravel can represent mountains, islands, animals, water or oceans. It is not easy to rake the gravel; however, Zen priests enjoy a meditative state as they rake the gravel into creative and inspired patterns.
October 22nd, 2010
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