This old Soto Zen temple is said to have been built in the Kamakura period, but the garden, a viewing-style pond garden located on the north side of the main hall, was clearly not built until the Edo period. There is a dry rock waterfall on a low mound. The pond has three small islands in it. The stepping stones across part of the pond were not in the original design and are thought to have been added in the Meiji period. Some of the rock compositions are also now obscured by shrubs.
Loneliness does not
Originate in any one
Evening in autumn over
The black pines of the mountain.