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Kurodani Konkai Komyo-ji - Shiun-no-niwa and Goen-no-michi were created surrounding a pond called Oike at Konkai-Komyo-ji Temple, the head temple of the Jodo sect. The Shiun-no-niwa was created to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the death of Honen Shonin, the founder of the Jodo sect. It is a Japanese dry garden that depicts the life of Honen expressed with stones. The garden is covered in white sand and hair moss. The Goen-no-michi was created as a garden expressing Goen which means connection, is one of the basic concepts of Buddhism advocated by Honen. In the garden, two paths connect into one path representing the aspect of connection.
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Kurodani Konkai Komyo-ji -  Shiun-no-niwa and Goen-no-michi were created surrounding a pond called Oike at Konkai-Komyo-ji Temple, the head temple of the Jodo sect.  The Shiun-no-niwa was created to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the death of Honen Shonin, the founder of the Jodo sect. It is a Japanese dry garden that depicts the life of Honen expressed with stones.  The garden is covered in white sand and hair moss.  The Goen-no-michi was created as a garden expressing Goen which means connection, is one of the basic concepts of Buddhism advocated by Honen. In the garden, two paths connect into one path representing the aspect of connection.