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Jotenji Zen Garden - Joten-ji is a Rinzai temple in Hakata, Fukuoka, its construction was completed in 1242. The grounds of Jotenji feature a Zen garden. The founding priest of the temple, Enni Benen went to China where he studied Zen Buddhism and came back to Japan in 1241. Besides the teachings of Buddhism, he brought back to Japan a variety of cultural features from China including production methods of noodles. Jotenji Temple is special because of its striking temple gate and and stone garden. The gate has become the new symbol of Hakata. The cry Zen karesansui garden was modeled from Kenninji Kyoto.
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Jotenji Zen Garden - Joten-ji is a Rinzai temple in Hakata, Fukuoka, its construction was completed in 1242.  The grounds of Jotenji feature a Zen garden. The founding priest of the temple, Enni Benen went to China where he studied Zen Buddhism and came back to Japan in 1241.  Besides the teachings of Buddhism, he brought back to Japan a variety of cultural features from China including production methods of noodles.  Jotenji Temple is special because of its striking temple gate and and stone garden.   The gate has become the new symbol of Hakata.  The cry Zen karesansui garden was modeled from Kenninji Kyoto.