Autumn Landscape Garden / Daigoji temple Sanbonin garden by Masako Ishida

location : Daigoji temple Sanbonin garden ,Kyoto city,Kyoto prefecture,Japan

京都 醍醐寺 三宝院庭園

Daigo-ji (醍醐寺 Daigo-ji) is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi. Daigo, literally “ghee”, is used figuratively to mean “crème de la crème” and is a metaphor of the most profound part of Buddhist thoughts.

Daigo-ji was founded in the early Heian period. In 874, Rigen-daishi (Shōbō) founded the temple.

After having fallen ill and abdicated in 930, Emperor Daigo entered Buddhist priesthood at this temple. As a monk, he took the Buddhist name Hō-kongō; and shortly thereafter, died at the age of 46. He was buried in the temple, which is why his posthumous name was Daigo. Several structures, including the kondō and the five-story pagoda, are National Treasures of Japan. The temple possesses 18 specifically designated national treasures, including the buildings and other works as well; and the temple holds several dozen important cultural assets. Wall paintings at the temple were the subject of academic research which earned the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy in 1960.

As part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”, it is designated as a World Heritage Site. The five-storey pagoda at Daigoji temple was built in 951 and is the oldest building in Kyoto. It was one of few buildings to survive the Onin War in the 15th century. -wikipedia

Sanbonin Area Sanbonin was established in 1115 by the 14th head priest Shokaku. Shince then, it was functioned as a heart of Daigoji,serving as the main residence of head priests.

The present day Sanbonin was refurbished on the occasion of the “Daigo-no-Hanami”(Cherry blossom viewing) party held by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1598. That garden ‘a basic design was conducted by Hideyoshi himself,and is designated as a Historic Site and Special Place of Scenic Beauty The Omote-Shoin ( a National Treasure), from which the whole garden can be viewed.and numerous other structures are designated as Important Cultural Assets.-Daigoji Temple

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by Julian Weyer 


I never thought I could be in love with a place but I am in love with my garden.
I wanna do a beginner-gardening Q&A some time soon so post some questions and I will answer then!


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der Garten - garden

der Zaun - fence
die Terrasse - terrace/patio
das Beet - bed (for plants and flowers)
der Kompost - compost
die Erde - soil (also Earth)

das Gras - gras
der Rasen - lawn
die Hecke - hedge
die Pflanze - plant
die Blume - flower
die Kletterpflanze - vine/climbing plant
der Strauch - bush
das Unkraut - weed

der Baum - tree
der Obstbaum - fruit tree
der Apfelbaum - apple tree
der Birn(en)baum - pear tree
der Pflaumenbaum/Zwetschgenbaum - plum tree
der Kirschbaum - cherry tree

die Gartenarbeit - gardening
die Rasenpflege - lawn care
pflanzen - to plant
mähen - to mow (gras)
gießen - to water (something)
beschneiden - to prune/trim/cut (something)

das Gartengerät - gardening tool
die Gartenschere - garden shears
die Heckenschere - hedge clippers
die Astschere - branch shears
der Spaten/die Schaufel - spade/shovel
die Kelle - trowel
die Gießkanne - watering can
der Rechen/die Harke - rake
der (Garten)schlauch - garden hose
der Rasenmäher - lawnmower