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Funda-in, Sesshu-in
Name:Funda-in, Sesshu-in garden photo
Funda-in, Sesshu-ji (Tofukuji)
Photo: Holger Ries



 
Alternate Name:Fundain, Sesshuin 
Address:Higashiyama-ku, Honmachi, 15-chome 
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City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=34.9667; long=135.8
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Designer(s):Sesshu (Oda Toyo); restored by Shigemori Mirei 
Contruction Date:c. 1465 (Muromachi); founded in 1321; restored 1939 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:9am - 5pm 
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Added to JGarden:1/1/1997 
Last Updated:4/3/2005 
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JGarden Description:This is the oldest of the three sub-temples at Tofukuji. Sesshu (a famous painter) is thought to be responsible for the gardens. The gardens were destroyed by fire and long neglect until their restoration in 1939 by Shigemori Mirei. There are actually two, connected gardens. The southern one is a rectangular section of raked sand with a section of moss, trees and clipped shrubs, punctuated by two islands of stone groupings. The two islands are known as the crane and turtle islands. The eastern garden is a flat plane of moss with groups of rocks and trees that form small islands, again in the form of turtles and cranes. 




Aoyama Cemetary
Not the snows of Fuji
Nor the auspicious plume
    Of the white heron
Nor the sea-foam of Atami
    Is so white
As the cherries of Aoyama:
    Letting fall
The freshness of evanescence
    On the carved stones of the dead.

  John M. Steadman
  20th Century

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