FROM THE GARDEN OF ZEN
My photographic notes about the four seasons in Kamakura or the gardens of Zen
April 8, 2010
"Keko" flower-baskets in Jochi-ji temple
In the tradition of Buddhist services, flowers are scattered around by priests in order to purify the place of ceremony and to glorify Buddha.
According to Buddhist scriptures, flowers were coming down from heaven while Buddha was preaching.
These "Keko" (flower baskets) were used to scatter lotus-petal-shaped paper slips by the priests during the bathing Buddha festival.
On the gilded surface of this basket, lotus flowers and leaves are beautifully embossed.
Share to Twitter
Share to Facebook
Share to Pinterest
Post a Comment
Post Comments (Atom)