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Gyokusenji
Name:Gyokusenji 



 
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Address:Haguro-machi 
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City:Higashitagawa-gun 
State:Yamagata-ken 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=38.667; long=139.9667
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Contruction Date:Early Edo 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:12/25/2000 
Last Updated:12/25/2000 
JGarden Description: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.

 




Although the scene
At Osawa-ike is old,
The same bright autumn moon
Casts down its lucide light.



Osawa no
Ike no keshiki wa
Furi yuke do
Kawarazu sumeru
Aki no yo tsuki

  Fujiwara no Shunzei (1114-1204)
  Shinzoku kokin wakashû
  trans. by M.V. Otake

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