Autumn in Japan



Thanks to Torah for this great card.

the card shows the gorgeous autumnal tints around Kogen Hot Spring at Daisetsu-zan.


Ginkakuji Temple, Kyoto



Thanks to Misae for this nice postcard.

Wikipedia says:

Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺?, lit. “Temple of the Silver Pavilion”), officially named Jishō-ji (慈照寺?, lit. “Temple of Shining Mercy”), is a Zen temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the constructions that represent the Higashiyama Culture of Muromachi period.
Ashikaga Yoshimasa initiated plans for creating a retirement villa and gardens as early as 1460; and after his death, Yoshimasa would arrange for this property to become a Zen temple. The temple is today associated with the Shokoku-ji branch of Rinzai Zen.

you can read more, here.




my thanks to Clarissa for this beautiful postcard.

Rinno Temple main building (three Budha images enshrined), is the largest building in the temple compound. The building is 54ft x 36ft, double decked, with its ancient type roof. Rebuilt in 1648. The famous Gohan ceremony (rice eating) is performed in the building.