2013年7月15日月曜日

A quiet place- one of my favorites


The most of Japanese gardens are miniatures of the national landscape. Rocks symbolize a mountain or land, and ponds and sand represent the ocean or the sea.

But the world of Koetsu-ji temple is life-sized garden because this is a garden related to tea ceremony. Here is said to have been a residence of Honami Koetsu, who was born in the family of sword appraiser To be a sword appraiser, he had to have a wide range of knowledge in art and craft. After he was ordered to live there, the place changed to be something like an art village because many artisans moved there after Koetsu.

Koetsu was a very talented man in various fields, especially tea ceremony, In this temple, seven tea houses were built in Taisho era thanks to the donations by so-called zaibatsu (in Japanese )
Please enjoy the world of tea

More than anything, this quietness  and greenery makes a specific atmosphere here.
Just sitting here and viewing three mountains of Takagamine from here will be the best way of enjoying this temple.


Koetsu ji temple

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