Tranquility, Ryōan-ji

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This rock garden in Ryōan-ji is one of the finest examples of a landscape/ Zen garden (kare-sansui) in Japan. Fifteen different stones are meticulously placed into five groups in this rock garden and surrounded by raked white gravel. Visitors usually sit on the veranda to view the garden, with a reverence that rivals the mood in any place of worship.

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8 thoughts

  1. I could have used a visit to this place today – instead, I stared at the photo for a few minutes and already felt a bit more peaceful than my hectic Monday previously had let me. Thank you for this photo.

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