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Konpukuji
Name:Konpukuji 



 
Alternate Name:Konpuku-ji, Basho-an, Bashoan 
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City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
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Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.0833; long=135.75
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Added to JGarden:9/22/2001 
Last Updated:9/22/2001 
JGarden Description:The monk, Annesôzu constructed this templed in 864. In the middle Edo period, it had become dilapidated and was reconstructed. When Matsuo Basho visited, it was rechristened Basho-an. Some 70 years later, it had again fallen into disrepair and was restored once more. Despite its wavering fortunes, beginning with Buson, the remains of many famous haiku poets have been interred here.

The main garden is positioned between the main hall and base of a hill.

kanji: kin (gold), huku (fortune), tera (temple) 




You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;
I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.
As the peach blossom which flows downstream and is gone into the unknown,
I have a world apart that is not among men.

  Li Po

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