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Ninnaji
Name:Ninnaji 



 
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Address:Ukyo-ku, Omuro, Ouchi 
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City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.05; long=135.667
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Contruction Date:Originally Heian in 886; current features built in 17th century (Edo period) 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:9am - 4pm 
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Added to JGarden:1/1/1996 
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JGarden Description:The original temple included more than 60 sub-temples but was largely destroyed in the 15th century Onin Wars. The Tokugawa and Imperial families reconstructed much of it in the 17th century. Many buildings were again destroyed by fire in the 20th century. These were reconstructed in a Momoyama style.
The gardens are designed to be seen from both a fixed location and by strolling through them. 




Japan a great stone garden in the sea.
Echoes of hoes and weeding,
Centuries of leading hill-creeks down
To ditch and pool in fragile knee deep fields.
Leafy sunshine rustling on a man
Chipping a foot-square rough hinoki beam;
I thought I heard an axe chop in the woods
It broke the dream; and woke up dreaming on a train.
It must have been a thousand years ago
In some old mountain sawmill of Japan.
A horde of excess poets and unwed girls
And I that night prowled Tokyo like a bear
Tracking the human future
Of intelligence and despair.

  Gary Snyder
  Riprap

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