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Zen - or the Art of Waiting - for Ages... (Explore)

Daitokuji is one of my favorite temple complexes in Japan. It’s a world of Zen temples and sublime gardens, consisting of 24 subtemples. Today, I’ve visited Ryogen-in, Obai-in, Zuiho-in and Koto-in.


Koto-in was esstablished in 1601 at the behest of the famed military leader Hosokawa Tadaoki (1563-1645). It is one of the most popular subtemples, particularly in autumn. I waited for this picture, with no one on the path, for about 45 minutes...


Sorry, today I won't comment any of your pictures. This hotel's internet connection is really trying. I've checked the cables, shut down and started up about three times, changed the pop-up blocker settings, ... anything my feminine intuition told me to do. To keep calm with this slow connection is some modern kind of Zen meditation.


Explore #112 - thank you so much for your comments and faves!!!

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Taken on November 29, 2011