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Horai Mountain Garden at Manshoji Temple in Yokosuka. Horai Mountain is a mythical mountain in China, revered by Buddhism and frequently part of the motif of Japanese gardens. In China it is known as Penglai Mountain. In Japanese and Chinese mythology, the mountain is though of as the base for the Eight Immortals where everything is pure and white, although its palaces are made of platinum and gold. Jewelry grows on trees. There is no suffering or winter, rice bowls and wine glasses are never empty, and fruit grow that heal any disease, give and give eternal youth. The garden was designed using traditional concepts by Masao Sone from Kyoto who is committed to passing along Japanese gardening culture to future generations. Mansho-ji Temple and its gardens are only open to the public one day per year on Japan’s Culture Day, a national holiday. Manshoji is a part of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism, an aspect that is reflected in it karesansui zen garden.
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Horai Mountain Garden at Manshoji Temple in Yokosuka.  Horai Mountain is a mythical mountain in China, revered by Buddhism and frequently part of the motif of Japanese gardens.  In China it is known as Penglai Mountain.  In Japanese and Chinese mythology, the mountain is though of as the base for the Eight Immortals where everything is pure and white, although its palaces are made of platinum and gold.  Jewelry grows on trees.  There is no suffering or winter, rice bowls and wine glasses are never empty, and fruit grow that heal any disease, give and give eternal youth.  The garden was designed using traditional concepts by Masao Sone from Kyoto who is committed to passing along Japanese gardening culture to future generations. Mansho-ji Temple and its gardens are only open to the public one day per year on Japan’s Culture Day, a national holiday. Manshoji is a part of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism, an aspect that is reflected in it karesansui zen garden.