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Kyoto protocol fails to save the Japanese city's famous Zen gardens

In Kyoto, the Buddhist monks have grown so worried by the changing climate's damaging effect on the gardens that they have taken to watering their gardens manually, rather than relying on rain and dew. One of those affected is Ryoan-ji, the world's most famous Zen garden, where more than a hundred different types of moss sit together in elaborate harmony. my days have been so crazy lately...I want to be transported back there again & experience the stillness.

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Ryoan-ji (The Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. In 1450, Hosokawa Katsumoto, another powerful warlord, acquired the land where the temple stood. He built his residence there, and founded a Zen temple, Ryoan-ji. During the Onin War between the clans, the temple was destroyed. Hosokawa Katsumoto died in 1473. In 1488, his son, Hosokawa Matsumoto, rebuilt the temple.

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Ryoanji Temple Moss Garden, Ryoan-Ji Temple, Unesco World Heritage Site, Kyoto City, Honshu, Japan Photographic Print by Christian Kober - AllPosters.co.uk

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Rainy Day ~ Kyoto, Japan...would love to hear the sound of this picture...take in the scent of the rain striking the stone path heated by the day...see the green reaching up to be refreshed...

The famous and timeless rock garden of the Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan. This temple was constructed in the 1400s but looks modern, spartan and timeless.

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Ryoan-ji (The Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. In 1450, Hosokawa Katsumoto, another powerful warlord, acquired the land where the temple stood. He built his residence there, and founded a Zen temple, Ryoan-ji. During the Onin War between the clans, the temple was destroyed. Hosokawa Katsumoto died in 1473. In 1488, his son, Hosokawa Matsumoto, rebuilt the temple.

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