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Hokoku-ji Kamakura is world famous for its bamboo garden containing more than 2000 Moso bamboos trees. Its nickname is Take-dera "Bamboo Temple" for that reason. The bamboo garden is punctuated with stone lanterns, jizo and moss covered stones. Besides the popular bamboo garden, and teahouse, Hokokuji also has a often overlooked Zen garden Ashikaga Ietoki, ordered Zen priest Tengan Eko to establish Hokoku-ji. This temple became the family temple of the Ashikaga clan. Tengan was a disciple of Mugaku Sogen a contemporary of famous garden designer Muso Kokushi.
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Hokoku-ji Kamakura is world famous for its bamboo garden containing more than 2000 Moso bamboos trees. Its nickname is Take-dera "Bamboo Temple" for that reason.  The bamboo garden is punctuated with stone lanterns, jizo and moss covered stones.  Besides the popular bamboo garden, and teahouse, Hokokuji also has a often overlooked Zen garden   Ashikaga Ietoki, ordered Zen priest Tengan Eko to establish Hokoku-ji. This temple became the family temple of the Ashikaga clan. Tengan was a disciple of Mugaku Sogen a contemporary of famous garden designer Muso Kokushi.