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H˘shunin
Name:H˘shunin 



 
Alternate Name:Hoshunin 
Address:Kita-ku, Murasakino, Daitokuji-cho 
Mailing Address: 
City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
Postal Code: 
Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.2; long=135.75
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Designer(s):Kobori Enshu 
Contruction Date:c. 1608 (Edo/Momoyama) reconstructed in late 18th century 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:8am - 5pm (4pm in winter) 
Admission: 
Added to JGarden:1/1/1998 
Last Updated:3/25/2001 
JGarden Description:A sub-temple of Daitokuji. A shukkei karesansui garden. Similar to Daisenin but simpler. 9,254 sq ft. 




Japan a great stone garden in the sea.
Echoes of hoes and weeding,
Centuries of leading hill-creeks down
To ditch and pool in fragile knee deep fields.
Leafy sunshine rustling on a man
Chipping a foot-square rough hinoki beam;
I thought I heard an axe chop in the woods
It broke the dream; and woke up dreaming on a train.
It must have been a thousand years ago
In some old mountain sawmill of Japan.
A horde of excess poets and unwed girls
And I that night prowled Tokyo like a bear
Tracking the human future
Of intelligence and despair.

  Gary Snyder
  Riprap

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