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Kennin-ji
Name:Kennin-ji 



 
Alternate Name:Ryosokuin and Hojo, Kenninji 
Address:Higashiyama-ku, Komatsu-cho, Shijo agaru 
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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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Contruction Date:Momoyama and Edo; originally founded in 1202 (Heian period) 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:Grounds open daily, but sub-temples are closed to the public; permission to enter can be obtained by writing in advance 
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Added to JGarden:1/1/1997 
Last Updated:7/22/2002 
JGarden Description:Established in 1202 by Eisai (1141-1215), this is the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. There are two gardens here, the Hojo and Ryosoku-in, a sub-temple. The Hojo is a dry, karesansui garden built in the the Momoyama period. Ryosoku-in's garden is quite different, with lush plantings, a pond in the center and two tea houses. 




Is it a shower of rain?
I thought as I listened.
From my bed, just awake.
But it was falling leaves
Which could not stand the wind.

  Saigyô
  trans. by Bownas and Thwaite
  12th century

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