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What is your name, stone? | by Tigra K
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What is your name, stone?

"Each of the stones has a name: for example the large stone in the center of the pond is known as "Ecstatic Contemplation", while another, that forms a stone bridge, is called the "Bridge of the Pillar of the Immortals".

 

Each vista is meant to bring to mind a reference to one of the Chinese of Japanese literary classics."

 

In the background on the right: the Togu-do (East Request Hall), Ginkaku-ji Temple's only other building besides the Silver Pavilion which dates back to the temple's foundation (1485).

 

Kyoto. Ginkaku-ji (Temple of the Silver Pavilion). Japan, 2012

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Taken on November 4, 2012