Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tofuku-ji early winter sceneries in 2016 ②

 I think it is our last chance in this year to see colored leaves in Tofuku-ji,
Soon these autumn scenes will fade away,and it will become winter-like scenery.
I'm happy if you enjoy seeing these sceneries.
I found nice pottery shop near Tofuku-ji.
1st floor is pottery shop,and downstairs is cafe restaurant.
I ordered pear tart and hot matcha tea.
I like this maple yunomi cup very much. 
What do you think? 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Autumn scenery of Tofuku-ji Temple,Kyoto 2016 December

Last Sunday,I visited Tofuku-ji Temple,Kyoto.
First, I thought that autumn leaves might already be over there,I missed the time,
but it was all in my mind.
Fortunately they showed us beautiful colored lealves,even now.
If you 're planning to visit Kyoto in autumn, (from the end of November to the beginning of Descember),
Tofuku-ji Temple is must-see place.
The beauty of the garden deserves a special mention.
This garden is called "Ikimatsu-no-niwa" (依稀松の庭)
 It is named "kusen-hakkai no niwa" (nine mountains,eight seas garden) (九山八海の庭).
Eight seas and nine mountains surrounds Mt.Sumeru.
Please look at the stone,center of this garden,
it symbolizes Mt.Sumenu.It is related to Buddhism.
There was a little park of maple trees,
I was glad to be there! It was so beautiful.

The name of this temple is Aizen-do.
It was built about 700 years ago.(Nanboku-cho era)
It enshrines Aizen-myouou (ragaraja).
Next time I'll apload the remaining photos.