Zuiho-in Garden of the Cross is raked into patterns to suggest a cross. The founder of the temple, Otomo became a Christian before it was outlawed in Japan, and was renamed Francisco. However, for hundreds of years the Christian background of this garden was hidden. The Garden of the Cross is called this for the pattern that the stones make on the sand. The original idea of a cross was inspired the hidden beliefs of Otomo.
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