A walk in sunny Kyoto in fall #5: Nishijin.
Started the walk from "Uhoin", known as "Nishijin Shotengu". The temple was founded by Kobo-Daishi Kukai, formally Hokkozan Uhoin Daishokankiji Temple. The temple of the Sennyuji sect of Shingon Buddhism.
In front was Honryuji Temple, formally Ekomuryosan Honmyo Ryukoji Temple. The head temple of Shinmon sect of Hoke Buddhism (a member of Nichiren Buddhism).
The long cray wall with embedded old roof tiles of the temple seen through the gate of Uhoin was beautiful. In recent years, this was the location of a TV drama where an actress walked here with a Japanese parasol.
When Kobo-Daishi Kukai founded Daishokankiji Temple, the temple had a vast precincts, but now it has only Uhoin Temple. In its precincts, there was the famous cherry blossom, "Kankizakura" and the "Somedonoi", one of the five waters of Nishijin.
Crossed Horikawa dori into a neighborhood lined with the residences of the Senke tea ceremony families. "Fushin-an", the tea house of the Omotesenke tea family. The Omotesenke, Urasenke, and Mushanokoji-senke are the three succeeding Senke families.
The Urasenke tea ceremony room "Konnichi-an" was next door. "Nakamura Sotoji Construction", which was renovating Ogata of Koyaku Zushi the other day, seemed the official supplier of the Urasenke.
"Tawaraya Yoshitomi", a nearby Kyoto confectionary shop. Tea and Kyoto sweets go well together.
Across the street was "Honpoji Temple". Officially, it is Eishouzan Honpoji Temple". It is a temple of Nichiren Buddhism.
In spring, the cherry blossoms in front of the main hall are beautiful. Its spring photo before Covid.
On the other side of Sen Families was Myokenji Temple. Formally Gusokuzan Ryukoin Myokenji Temple. It was a temple of Nichiren Buddhism.
Their satellite temple has a tomb of "Maruyama Okyo". Maruyama Okyo and his disciples had an innovative style of painting, vividly capturing nature, flowers, birds and animals, which set the trend for Japanese painting in the following years.
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