One of the most important sites in Japanese literary history is this hermitage where Mukai Kyorai (1651-1704) enjoyed his solitude. He was one of the most distinguished disciples of Basho. Over the years many haikai poets, including Basho, visited here and it became like a haikai center which always welcomes haikai poets. Mukai Kyorai, original name Mukai Kanetoki, also called Continue reading «Rakushi Hermitage in Arashiyama!»Read more ›
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We set out to this beautiful area of Arashiyama on a nice spring day. Though it had rained for days on end for the announced rainy season, today had let up and the sun was just breaking through. Sagano is a quiet neighborhood in an exclusive part of Kyoto. It’s the ideal place to stroll around and enjoy the Continue reading «Strolling through Sagano’s exquisite neighborhood!»Read more ›
Tenryu-ji is in the middle of Sagano/Arashiyama which is one of the most popular areas among visitors to Kyoto. The Zen Buddhist temple has an excellent Chisen-Kaiyu-Shiki (pond-stroll) garden that was laid out by a garden designer of genius, Muso Soseki (Muso Kokushi, or the Most Reverend Priest Muso, 1275-1351). Sogen-chi pond and Ishigumi (arranged rocks) in the garden are Continue reading «Tenryu-Ji Temple in Sagano, Kyoto»Read more ›