Shisendō

  • Address: 27 Monguchi-chō, Ichijōji, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Ishikawa Jōzan
  • Founded: 1641

A temple of Sōtō Sect, Jōzan-ji. Originally this temple was the mountain villa of Ishikawa Jōzan (1583-1672), a man of letters of early Edo period. Shisen means genius poets. A photo of Lady Diana, taken when she visited this temple, was displayed in one of the rooms. Small but enchanting place.






"Sanmon", the entrance gate




"Sandō", the approach to the temple




Fresh bamboo beside the approach




An interesting cloud-shaped window




In a corner of the veranda of "Shisen-no-ma"




"Shisen-no-ma", Poets' Room




"Shōgetsu-rō", a small room on the roof
to admire the moon and the garden planned by Ishikawa Jōzan




"Sōzu", which gives periodic sounds in the garden




Irises




"Gaku-ajisai", Lacecap Hydrangea




















Shisendō is famous for its beautiful colored leaves in fall












"Sugigoke", Polytrichum juniperinum




"Sazanka", Camellia sasanqua




This scene gives me a sense of pleasant tranquility




The rear view of the entrance gate




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