Please let me add the pictures here from last year for the reference.
Front view of the entrance. This gate is called "The bell tower gate, 鐘楼門.
The bell was used to tell time when clocks weren't invented.
This temple (about 500 years old) is famous for its garden designed by Sesshu. He was an ink and wash painter and Zen Buddhist Priest. There is a famous anecdote which shows how well-known he was. When young he was punished interested in painting rather than learning Zen and tied to a pillar in the hall of the temple. To a priest surprise, he found mouse next to Sesshu which he painted with his tears.
*White Egret Flower (Pecteilis radiata); 'Sagi-so; 鷺草' for "Floral Friday"*
Theme for this month is to share a flower quote with the flower you picked.
I picked White Egret Flower, 'Sagi-so'. Sagi means Egret in Japanese; do you think this flower looks like the way they spread their wings beautifully♪ That is how the name of this flower came from. They are the bird I can commonly see around my area and appear in my blog often p-:) Luckily, I found this flower potted in our city park and surprised to see that the flowers are really tiny. (diameter→about 3㎝)
I hope the first picture below will help you the explanation of the name.
|I couldn't take photos with their wing spread yet :-), the picture above is from this page.|
And the picture below is mine I've already posted before.
Thank you very much for stopping by this long post ;
Took long time to write this post :-) I'll visit you soon.