Kenninji Temple: The Roots of Zen in Japan

Kenninji Temple, the Roots of Zen in Japan, Oxherd Playing a Flute by Nagasawa Tosetsu, Edo period, 18th century, Kyushoin, Kyoto

RATHER-LESS VISTED by foreign tourists than other major sites, Kenninji Temple is well-known for being the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto, even though it has been much re-built from time to time throughout its history. The temple was founded in… Continue reading