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Ryôan-ji
© Mizuno Katsuhiko
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500: Iris pond, Ryôan-ji (Mizuno)

This temple, founded in 1450, is best known for the raked pebble garden, but also has very beautiful more conventional gardens. This spring profusion of irises and lotus blossoms is said to have been the model for Monet's impressionist pond paintings.

What does the name mean?
ryô
dragon
an
repose
ji
temple

Born in Kyoto in 1941, Mizuno Katsuhiko earned a degree in literature from Doshisha University in 1964. Since 1969 he has worked as a freelance photographer, in a lifelong quest to capture the essence of Japanese tradition in his native city, and resulting in publication of some one hundred books of his photographs.

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An Appleone puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: A05186 (500-186 on box)
Retail price ¥1600

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