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Daisen-in is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, one of the five most important zen temples of Kyoto. The name means "The Academy of the Great Immortals." Daisen-in was founded by the Zen priest Kogaku Soko and was built between 1509 and 1513. Daisen-in is noted for its karesansui, or zen garden. The garden was created in the eary 16h century and is attributed to the monk painter Soami. The main garden, is in an L shape. It contains a miniature landscape similar to a Song Dynasty landscape painting, composed of rocks suggesting mountains and a waterfall, clipped shrubs and trees representing a forest, and raked white gravel representing a river. NOT AVAILABLE IN JAPAN - COMMERCIAL NOR EDITORIAL USAGE OF IMAGE
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Daisen-in is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, one of the five most important zen temples of Kyoto. The name means "The Academy of the Great Immortals." Daisen-in was founded by the Zen priest Kogaku Soko and was built between 1509 and 1513.  Daisen-in is noted for its karesansui, or zen garden.  The garden was created in the eary 16h century and is attributed to the monk painter Soami. The main garden, is in an L shape.  It contains a miniature landscape similar to a Song Dynasty landscape painting, composed of rocks suggesting mountains and a waterfall, clipped shrubs and trees representing a forest, and raked white gravel representing a river. NOT AVAILABLE IN JAPAN - COMMERCIAL NOR EDITORIAL USAGE OF IMAGE