We needed to go to our prefectural government's office (about an hour drive away from my city) to deal with public procedure concerning my father. Our prefectural capital is said to be "east Kyoto in Japan". We stopped by the temple there called 常栄寺（Jyoei-ji; Jyoei temple); commonly known as 雪舟庭（Sesshu-tei; Sessｈu garden）.
|About 500 years ago, the land lord at that time asked Sesshu, who was the monk and also the painter of ink paint, to construct the garden.|
|This is called "The bell tower gate, 鐘楼門 "|
The bell was used to tell time when clocks weren't invented.
|this is the front garden, left side of the gate|
*Things decorated inside*
|picture of the folding screen Sesshu painted|