Stepping stones in the Moss Garden of Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saiho-ji Zen Garden

Saiho-ji is one of the earliest extant gardens to be associated with Zen thought. It is popularly known as Kokedera (Moss Temple) because of the prevailing ground cover of the garden - over 120 varieties of moss are represented here. The garden is said to be the earliest example of karesansui and to have been designed by Muso Soseki.

Recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage.

Photographs by Frantisek Staud


 Zen garden of Saiho-ji (Moss Temple, Kokedera), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji (Moss Temple, Kokedera), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji (Moss Temple, Kokedera), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji (Moss Temple, Kokedera), Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones in the Zen Garden of Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji (Moss Temple, Kokedera), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Kokedera  Moss Temple, Saiho-ji, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Kokedera  Moss Temple, Saiho-ji, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones in the Moss Garden of Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Moss garden of Kokedera  Moss Temple, Saiho-ji, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji (Moss Temple, Kokedera), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Kokedera  Moss Temple, Saiho-ji, Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones in the Moss Garden of Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji viewed from the Moss Temple (Kokedera), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji (Moss Temple, Kokedera), Kyoto, Japan
 Stepping stones in the Zen Garden of Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen Garden of Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Moss Garden in Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Moss Garden in Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Moss Garden in Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen Garden of Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Moss garden of Kokedera  Moss Temple, Saiho-ji, Kyoto, Japan
 Path through the moss garden of Saiho-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
 Moss garden of Kokedera  Moss Temple, Saiho-ji, Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan
 Zen garden of Saiho-ji Temple (known as Kokedera  Moss Temple), Kyoto, Japan

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