November 8, 2018

Autumn garden: Jyochi-ji

Autumn garden: Jyochi-ji


From the deep-blue autumnal sky, the transparent sun is gently alighting on this grassy garden and is softly illuminating the countless magenta flowers of Shumeigiku (Japanese anemone).

The eternal transition of the universe stealthily expresses itself in the everlasting change of seasons and the ephemeral tapestry of all living things.

In the universe of this deserted autumn garden, the modest flowers of Shumeigiku are devotedly blooming to fulfill their own missions of life endlessly.

Manryo (Ardisia crenata) fruits: Kaizo-ji

Manryo (Ardisia crenata) fruits: Kaizo-ji


In the pale afternoon sunlight of autumn, these small plants of various bright colors are adorning an obscure part of the garden in an unobtrusive manner.

The precious beauty of the ruby Manryo fruits is magically enhanced by the vivid ocean-blue of the Rindo flowers.

A cool breeze is gently caressing my cheeks and makes me find that this transitional season is gradually passing away and these beauties here will return to nothing before I know about it.


Byakusin (Chinese juniper) tree: Kencho-ji

Byakusin (Chinese juniper) tree: Kencho-ji

Jyugatsu-sakura (October cherry) flowers: Engaku-ji

Jyugatsu-sakura (October cherry) flowers: Engaku-ji

Rindo (gentian) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Rindo (gentian) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Bamboo grove: Kencho-ji

Bamboo grove: Kencho-ji

Fern: Kencho-ji

Fern: Kencho-ji

Hototogisu (Tricyrtis hirta) flowers: Engaku-ji

Hototogisu (Tricyrtis hirta) flowers: Engaku-ji

Sion (Aster tataricus) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Sion (Aster tataricus) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Sion (Aster tataricus) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Sion (Aster tataricus) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Shumeigiku (Anemone hupehensis var. japonica) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Shumeigiku (Anemone hupehensis var. japonica) flowers: Kaizo-ji