July 1, 2015

Zen-garden: Zuisen-ji

This tranquil rock garden was originally designed by Muso Soseki in 14th century.

To symbolically present the landscape of enlightenment, this garden was deliberately prepared by excavating and carving natural rock wall.

The central cave called "Ten-nyo-do" (celestial nymph's cave) was used as a training chamber for the Zen meditation practiced while watching the moon reflected on the water surface of the pond.

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