Monday, June 25, 2012

Dragon of Kodai-ji Temple

One sunny day in the middle of rainy season. I went to Kodai-ji Temple in Gion, to see the very famous Hojo Garden.

This is a photo I took in 2007, but now...

The garden looks like this!

Yes, this is what I wanted to see.  The Dragon!

The Dragon, made of wood, tiles and stones, was so dynamic and I was momentarily under the illusion that it "moved?!"  According to the Feng Shui, it is said that the East Kiyomizu area of Kyoto is protected by the Blue Dragon, one of the four guardian spirits.


The temperature of this day was 31 degrees C, and the shady bamboo-lined path was cool and very refreshing.

And from the path, you can view the Kannon so close up!

3 comments:

Japan-Australia said...

Looks like an amazing place and I'll put it on my next hit list for Kyoto. I love all kinds of Japanese gardens. Thanks for the recommendation :)

Japan Australia

Miho said...

Hi Japan-Australia,
There are many, many amazing gardens in Kyoto and I hope to introduce more. Thank you for your comment as always!!

Adriana... said...

Very nice!