Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto

I’m taking a walk around Nanzen-ji, that is one of my favorite area.

Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto

 

Nanzen-ji (南禅寺 literally “south Zen temple”) is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, established in 1291.

Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto
Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto
Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto

 

If I had been here a few weeks earlier, I could be able to see the beautiful flowers of Hagi (Japanese bush clover) in this garden.
But now is the season of orange osmanthus (金木犀 kinmokusei).

Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto
The aroma of orange osmanthus  and rosin of pine leaves touch my nose comfortably, so I’m satisfied with refreshing.

Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto
Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto
Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto

 

When passing through some buildings, there is a canal, called “Sosui”, that is a waterway constructed between Lake Biwa and Kyoto City.
The construction was begun in 1881, and finished in 1890.

Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto
Always heard the sound of running water.
Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto
Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto

 

It’s just a illusion or an entrance of labyrinth?
Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto

 

It’s a real world, where I live, we live.

Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto