Still as fresh this morning, so wrapped up, we leave for the East Kyoto and its moss gardens. The universe, very cooperative, graced us with a substantial overnight rain and a slight ray of sunshine this morning for a player light between the branches of maples. Totally enchanting …!
We start with a little pearl… All that I love !
We give us a break in a typical small restaurant, and then continue our walk in the superb, nay, sublime moss garden of the temple Kokedera. The momiji unveil us their pale pink ornaments, first color change of autumn that is arriving. Ferns and mosses contrast with the bark of cedar trees. And then, there’s this lingering odor, the humus mingled with that of oozing resine, a penetrating odor, almost heady. Everywhere the thick mosses coat trunks and rocks, consist of soft vegetable sculptures … A perfect day to tackle one of my presentations on the theme of “wabi-sabi”.
We finish the day with a walk on the banks of the Hozu river, surrounded by the beautiful hills of Hirashiyama, which a huge rainbow sky spreads under our eyes … What a poetic vision !
For full details of this study tour about niwaki and Japanese gardens SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR, visit its website.
See you tomorrow !