Name: TenryŻji Tenryuji, Kyoto Photo: Alan Tarver
Alternate Name: Tenryuji Address: Ukyo-ku, Saga Tenryuji, Susuki no Banba-cho Mailing Address: City: Kyoto-shi State: Kyoto-hu Postal Code: Country: JAPAN Latitude/Longitude: lat=35.05; long=135.667 Find Gardens Nearby Phone: Fax: E-Mail: Contact: Designer(s): Muso Soseki (Muso Kokushi) Contruction Date: 1256/1344 (Kamakura period) Public/Private: PUBLIC Hours: 9am - 5pm Admission: Added to JGarden: 1/1/1996 Last Updated: 8/10/2002 JGarden Description: The first buildings on the site were built during the Heian period. Beginning in 1270, it was used as a residence for Emperor Gosaga. The Tenryuji temple was built on the site by Ashikaga Takauji iin 1339. The temple buildings have been destroyed and rebuilt several times, the most recent being in the Edo period.
Johnson, Norris Brock. "Temple as Relationship: On the Origin of Tenryu Temple and Garden, Kyoto, Japan". . no. 49, pp 1-29, 1993.
Temples in Traditional Environments
Johnson, Norris Brock. Geomancy, Sacred Geometry, and the Idea of a Garden: TenryŻ-ji, KyŰto, Japan." . vol. 9, no. 1, pp 1-19, 1989. Journal of Garden History
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot Four Quartets 1943