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Reiun-in
Name:Reiun-in 



 
Alternate Name:Reiunin 
Address:Ukyo-ku, Hanazono, Myoshinji-cho 
Mailing Address: 
City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
Postal Code: 
Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.05; long=135.667
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Designer(s):Attributed Shiken Seido (a priest) 
Contruction Date:founded 1526 (Muromachi); garden is c. 1543 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:Not usually open to the public; special permission required. 
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Added to JGarden:7/22/2000 
Last Updated:7/22/2000 
JGarden Description:A Myoshinji sub-temple. Reiun-in was painter Kano Motonobu's (1475-1559) residence while he lived at Myoshinji. The garden was supposedly constructed for an imperial visit in 1543. 




Since before anyone remembers
It has been clear
Shining like silver
Though the moonlight penetrates it and the wind ruffles it
No trace of either remains.
Today I would not dare to expound the secret of the stream bed
But I can tell you
That the blue dragon is coiled there.

  Muso Soseki
  trans. by W.S. Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu
  14th century

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