October 24, 2010
Garyo-ike (lying-down dragon pond) in Kodai-ji (Kyoto)
The corridor on the pond is called Garyo-ro (lying-down dragon corridor) because this corridor extends like the ridge of a dragon.
This corridor connects the shrine of the founder to the ancestral shrine of this Zen temple.
This beautiful garden was designed by Kobori Enshu, who was a leading expert of the tea ceremony, garden designer and architect of 16-17th century.
The grace and elegance of Kyoto is fundamentally based on the art of tea ceremony, which derives its origin from Japanese Zen Buddhism.