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Warabe Jizo 

This is the garden of Ohara Sanzenin temple in Kyoto.

There are several cute “Warabe Jizo” in the moss.

They are guardian dieties of children. 34 more words


Fall 2014 – Day 9 (part 1): Ohara, Eikando


On the 9th day of a 15 day journey, finally, I’ve reached the “main course” of this trip – Autumn colours of Kyoto. 492 more words

Book Review - The Art of the Japanese Garden

A few weeks back I reviewed David and Michiko Young’s book on Japanese architecture, and now I’m covering the companion book on gardens. As with the architecture book, it’s published by Tuttle and is copiously illustrated with colour photos taken by the authors. 422 more words


How to Go to Ohara in Kyoto

Ohara is a country-side area of Kyoto, and it is located north of Kyoto city.
Here, the most popular spot is Ohara Sanzenin Temple (700 yen/adult) with 1200 years of history. 484 more words


Oharu: Water falls silently

Pink polluted my eyes last week.  The cherry blossoms in Kyoto were in full bloom.  It is my worst nightmare:  war parties of tourists wielding unwieldy cameras all seeking the best shot.  852 more words

Outside Tokyo, Inside Japan

Sanzen'in Nagi Figure Unboxing