The garden dates from around 1499. The designer is unknown although Soami as well as the kawarimono are credited. Above: view from the tea house of Funda-in.

The garden dates from around 1499. The designer is unknown although Soami as well as the kawarimono are credited. Above: view from the tea house of Funda-in.

The famous and timeless rock garden of the Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan.  This temple was constructed in the 1400s but looks modern, spartan and timeless.

The famous and timeless rock garden of the Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan. This temple was constructed in the 1400s but looks modern, spartan and timeless.

Ryoanji temple under the spring rain. Ryoan-ji (The Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. In 1450, Hosokawa Katsumoto, another powerful warlord, acquired the land where the temple stood. He built his residence there, and founded a Zen temple, Ryoan-ji. During the Onin War between the clans, the temple was destroyed. Hosokawa Katsumoto died in 1473. In 1488, his son, Hosokawa Matsumoto, rebuilt the temple.

Ryoanji temple under the spring rain. Ryoan-ji (The Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. In 1450, Hosokawa Katsumoto, another powerful warlord, acquired the land where the temple stood. He built his residence there, and founded a Zen temple, Ryoan-ji. During the Onin War between the clans, the temple was destroyed. Hosokawa Katsumoto died in 1473. In 1488, his son, Hosokawa Matsumoto, rebuilt the temple.

Karesansui Garden, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto, late 15th c.

Karesansui Garden, Ryoan-ji, Kyoto, late 15th c.

Ryoan-ji temple

Ryoan-ji temple

Japanese Temples - Rock Garden, Ryoanji Temple

Rock Garden, Ryoanji Temple

Japanese Temples - Rock Garden, Ryoanji Temple

Yes No Maybe Cage Ryoanji

Yes No Maybe Cage Ryoanji

Zashiki at Ryoanji

Zashiki at Ryoanji

Ryoanji, Kyoto

Ryoanji, Kyoto

Kyoto Gardens Tour including Ryoanji Temple | Context Tours

Kyoto Gardens Tour including Ryoanji Temple | Context Tours

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