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乾徳山 恵林寺 夢窓疎石庭園~Erinji Teien
国の名勝指定を受けている庭園。 恵林寺の庭園は、京都嵯峨野の天龍寺、 嵐山の西芳寺(苔寺)庭園とともに、 夢窓国師の代表的な築庭庭園として有名である。 700年近い歴史を経たその姿は、四季折々に違った情景をみせる。 今回は新緑の早朝に撮影してみました。 Garden at Erinji Temple Erinji temple was built in 1330 with Musō Soseki as its founder. Although the garden is also said to have been built at that time,  the entire temple burned down due to fighting in the sixteenth century, and the greater part of the present garden was rebuilt  in the mid-Edo period (early eighteenth century).  It is built as a hill and pond garden focused on a  pond spreading north from the main hall,  with water supplied by a cascade at the northwest edge,  and a large central island placed in the middle.  It is designated a national scenic spot,  and located in the city of Kōshū, Yamanashi prefecture. 夢窓疎石 wiki夢窓疎石 Musō Soseki wikiō_Soseki
Copyright: Kudo Kenji
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Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 06/05/2016
Uploaded: 23/05/2016


Tags: erinji; muso_soseki; early_morning; spring
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