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TenryŻji
Name:TenryŻji garden photo
Tenryuji, Kyoto
Photo: Alan Tarver



 
Alternate Name:Tenryuji 
Address:Ukyo-ku, Saga Tenryuji, Susuki no Banba-cho 
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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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Designer(s):Muso Soseki (Muso Kokushi) 
Contruction Date:1256/1344 (Kamakura period) 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:9am - 5pm 
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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.

References
Johnson, Norris Brock. "Temple as Relationship: On the Origin of Tenryu Temple and Garden, Kyoto, Japan". Temples in Traditional Environments. no. 49, pp 1-29, 1993.

Johnson, Norris Brock. Geomancy, Sacred Geometry, and the Idea of a Garden: TenryŻ-ji, KyŰto, Japan." Journal of Garden History. vol. 9, no. 1, pp 1-19, 1989. 




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

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