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Enshouji
Name:Enshouji 



 
Alternate Name:Enshoji, Enshou-ji 
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City:Obama-shi 
State:Fukui-ken 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.45; long=135.7
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Contruction Date:Early Edo 
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Added to JGarden:12/28/2000 
Last Updated:12/28/2000 
JGarden Description:A Shingon sect temple was first built here in 1444. The Rinzai Zen sect later restored the temple. The main garden, probably built in the early Edo period, was designed as a viewing garden that centered on a small pond with a long berm extending from the west to the southwest in the background. The pond also includes a dejima and central rock island. The dry rock waterfall (karetaki) is considered particularly notable. 




In this wide landscape
I see no cherry blossoms
And no crimson leaves --
Evening in autumn over
A straw-thatched hut by the bay.

  Fujiwara no Teika
  12th century

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