JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 13 – KONGOBU-JI TEMPLE - BANRYUTEI ROCK GARDEN

by Antonio Gil November. 19, 2020 567 views

♫♫ Kongobuji Rock Garden ♫♫

Behind the building is the Banryutei Rock Garden, the largest rock garden in Japan. Built in 1984, its large rocks from Shikoku, the birthplace of Kobo Daishi, represent a pair of dragons emerging from a sea of clouds. The sand on the ground represents the sea. The rocks sometimes represent places related to Buddhism, sometimes literature, and sometimes animals such as this. The idea of the garden is «Two great dragons meeting at the centre of the universe».

www.japan-guide.com

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José Manuel 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Templos e rochas, bom trabalho de pós. Belos enquadramentos. Parabens. +1+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Este templo era mesmo Zen. Bom fim de semana Zé

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Eiram Marie 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Beautiful photos! I wish I could visit Japan some day...but it is too far away for me, I am afraid. So good to see it through your lens at least :)

4 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Eiram Marie 4 months, 3 weeks ago

It sure deserves a visit Marie. Glad of be of service my friend. it is a pleasure to be able to offer some fragments of Japan.

4 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Another beauty. What patience to create the patterns. I can see where those table top Zen gardens came to be.

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 4 months, 4 weeks ago

This temple was very interesting. Those painted panels were a true Zen beauty. Thanks dear friend.

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 4 months, 4 weeks ago

The japanese never cease to amaze me with their unique artistry and precision!
WOW!
+1 smile +1
ps...nice video and commentary, as well! I love Japanese mythology....

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 4 months, 4 weeks ago

It's almost a bipolar culture here in Japan. Zen on one side and sometimes totally crazy on the other side.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Cultures have fragmented over the years due to world wide media influences, like TV, Movies, "Education", travel, and immigration/transmigration......Who knows what might be next. Things change so quickly these daze.....there's no real time to adjust to the new normals that keep mutating/evolving daily, before things change radically again! Makes me wonder where it will all lead to.......or end....Time will reveal all, eventually!
Hang in there, Amigos! 
+1grinning+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 4 months, 4 weeks ago

I think that in the end we are better than before (less poverty, less famine, less wars - globally). This virus is a time to pause and reflect on things. Not a pleasant one though. We've found out two nights ago my wife caught the virus. She has symptoms but for now everything is controlled. Let's hope she gets better soon.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Take lots of Vitamins C & D and get tons of sleep! 
I'm sure she & you will be back to the usual  Energy-packed Dynamos we Know & Love!!!
Keep us posted
Get well soon!
Love & Blessings,
Jay

 +1grinning+1

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you dear friend

4 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Always a pleasure, Amigo!
+1  smile+1         Adios...

4 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Rock gardens are wonderfull. Simple clean and in the moonlight they have something special going on. The gravel is a work of skill and patience. Nice set

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 4 months, 4 weeks ago

I so agree with you Peter. Thank you

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Yashil Dreepaul 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Love the patterns around the rocks. Is it hardened sand or still granular?

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Yashil Dreepaul 4 months, 4 weeks ago

It's an incredible work of perseverance and patience. I believe it's not hardened sand

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Paul Moreau Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Imagine finishing and someone points to the middle and says "you've missed a bit" :-)

A beautiful subject.

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Paul Moreau 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Hahahahaha. I cannot even imagine 😊

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Francesc 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Fantastic work....a different garden for us. Happy day Antonio

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Japanese patience isn't it? Thanks my friend

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