This Soto Zen sect temple was founded in 1441 and is now famous as the temple of Toyokawa Inari. The main garden is a pond-viewing garden on the west side of the main temple hall. It is a lushly vegetated garden with palms (sotetsu), irises, black pines, clipped azaleas and other topiary (karekomi). Features includes a grass-covered sanzan (three mountain) formation, a karetaki (dry waterfall), and a long, narrow pond.
When the floating bridge
Of the dream of a spring night
Was snapped, I awoke:
In the sky a bank of clouds
Was drawing away from the peak.
Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) Shinkokin Wakashû trans. by Donald Keene