Here we go again this morning in search of sublime tea gardens, the theme of our study tour 2016. We start with the enormous Chion-in temple, which offers two charming gardens …
In the second, oh surprise, we discover an arrangement of rocks in a sheaf of azaleas representing Amida and his 25 disciples riding clouds … So … Like a little idea that our very Western name of “Clouds pruning” could come into being here !
We then have lunch in a very old and beautiful traditional restaurant with only private lounges. It is as if we could still hear the rustling of the silk kimonos of the geiko …
We then go to the large Myoshin-ji complex to visit two other magnificent tea gardens and succumb again to the ritual of tasting a matcha tea in the setting sun.
For full details of this study tour about niwaki and Japanese gardens SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR, visit its website.
See you tomorrow !