by / on June 26, 2012 at 10:42 AM / in Gion Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Hakurakuten-yama (白楽天山) During the Yamaboko Junko (山鉾巡行) in Kyoto,2012!

The Hakurakuten-yama (白楽天山) float features a famous scene in which Hakurakuten (Po Chu-i) (772-846), a Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty, is asking the Zen master Dorin about what is the essential teaching of Buddhism. Dorin sits on a pine tree and is wearing a head covering and holding a Buddhist rosary and a hossu (a short staff with hair […]

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