FROM THE GARDEN OF ZEN
My photographic notes about the four seasons in Kamakura or the gardens of Zen
August 15, 2016
The trunk of an old Byakusin (Chinese juniper) tree: Kencho-ji
In the gardens of Zen temples, a Byakusin tree is an emblem of the ascetic life for spiritual awakening.
Its flouncing trunk and evergreen needle leaves symbolize the harsh discipline and the perfect enlightenment which Zen monks must pursue.
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