144 Likes

妙心寺 退蔵院 Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple Sakura cherry blossoms Kyoto
Japan

Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple


Taizo-in is a small Zen Buddhism temple located in northwestern Kyoto on the quiet and spacious grounds of Myoshin-ji. 

The area is surrounded by temples that belong to Kyoto's World Heritage site, including the Golden Pavilion, 
and is not far from the scenic mountains and rivers of Arashiyama.

With its beautiful gardens and treasures of Japanese art, 
Taizo-in is the oldest and most famous sub-temples of the Myoshin-ji complex, 
and one of the few Buddhism temples in Kyoto to offer real Zen culture to the international visitor. 
Here you can experience Zen meditation, tea ceremony, calligraphy, 
and temple-stay with a friendly and dedicated staff.

View More »

Copyright: Kudo Kenji Photograph
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploadet: 21/04/2012
Opdateret: 24/04/2014
Visninger:

...


Tags: kyoto; taizoin; cherry blossoms; myoshinji
comments powered by Disqus

Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple Sakura Cherry Blossoms&Dry Landscape Garden, Kyoto.
Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple,autumn colors,Kyoto
Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 水琴窟-Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple, Suikinkutsu,Kyoto.
Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 余香苑-Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple,autumn colors,Kyoto
Taro Tsubomura
Houkongoin temple and cherry blossom tree
Kudo Kenji Photograph
大将軍八神社 Kyoto-daishogunhachi-jinja shrine
Kudo Kenji Photograph
大将軍八神社 方徳殿 Kyoto Daishogunshin deity
Haruka Suzuki
北野天満宮
Haruka Suzuki
Kitano02
hironobu honjyo
北野天満宮 (KITANO TENMAN-GU SHRINE)
Haruka Suzuki
Kitano01
Kudo Kenji Photograph
上七軒「梅乃」Umeno Karaoke Bar
yunzen liu
Shandong Rongcheng China's "Cape of Good Hope"——Chengshantou
Rico Riedi
Treppe By Night
Malinnikov Ruslan
The largest statue of Buddha nirvana Vietnam (Thị trấn Thuận Nam)
Daniel Christaldi
Inside a field of sugar cane
Andrew Bodrov
Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 177
omid jafarnezhad
* Eram Garden Shiraz *
Lehel Lokodi
The River Someș/Szamos, Cluj-Napoca
Zoran Trost
Burano, Fondamenta della Giudecca
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Carpet Repair Workshop
Daniel Christaldi
Farley Hill ruins (in color)
Евгений Орлов
Chusovaya. Learn to Fly 2.
Spencer Wynn
STARBUCKS SNOWSTORM
Kudo Kenji Photograph
貴船 左源太・落水荘 | Sagenta-Fallingwater Renewal in 2012, Kyoto
Kudo Kenji Photograph
貴船神社 相生の大杉 The sacred cedar tree in Kibune,called "Meotosugi" Kyoto
Kudo Kenji Photograph
界阿蘇 露天風呂 KAI Aso Open Air Bath
Kudo Kenji Photograph
旧新座小学校 3階教室 Niiza Elementary School Classroom
Kudo Kenji Photograph
上七軒「梅乃」Kyoto ochaya Umeno approach
Kudo Kenji Photograph
Kyoto Kifune river,Eboshiiwa rock. 京都貴船 烏帽子岩
Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 余香苑-Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple,autumn colors,Kyoto
Kudo Kenji Photograph
旧新座小学校 Niiza Elementary School
Kudo Kenji Photograph
APPLE HOUSE メイワン店 ギャラリースペース
Kudo Kenji Photograph
Crosswalk,Ferry Building,San Francisco
Kudo Kenji Photograph
白川温泉 竹ふえ 竹林の湯 Takefue Bamboo Forest Bath
Kudo Kenji Photograph
KYOTO kifune UGENTA Western Room 2nd floor 貴船右源太 洋室2階
More About Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.Text by Steve Smith.