Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Kyoto Day 2: Tenryuji

The following pictures are of Tenryuji--a Rinzai Zen temple in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto--very famous for its gardens and picturesque views up into the surrounding mountains.

Caitlin in front one of the famous rock-arrangements in front of the main building.

A big and well-known lotus pond on the Tenryuji grounds...

The temple's shoin--a complex of tatami-floor rooms divided by sliding doors and opening out on all sides to the surrounding gardens...

A Zen-style raked gravel garden.

The river that runs past the temple.