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Sanb˘in
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Name:Sanb˘in garden photo
Sanboen
Photo: Lynn Perry



 
Alternate Name:Daigoji, Sanboin, Samboin, Sanbo-in 
Address:Fushimi-ku, Daigo, Garan-cho 
Mailing Address: 
City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
Postal Code: 
Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=34.95; long=135.8
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Designer(s):Toyotomi Hideyoshi 
Contruction Date:1598 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:9am - 5pm (Mar-Oct); 9am - 4pm (Nov-Feb) 
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Added to JGarden:1/1/1997 
Last Updated:9/6/2004 
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JGarden Description:This garden can be summarized with a few words: 'Lots of stones!'. The temple dates from the Heian period, but it fell into disrepair during the Momoyama. Toyotomi Hideyoshi changed all of that when he met the current priest Giyen in 1598, while on a cherry blossom-viewing trip nearby. He agreed to Giyen's request to restore the gardens and temple and construction began immediately. The work was completed in six weeks, though Yoshiro (Kentei) worked on the garden for another twenty years afterward. The garden is supposed to include 700 stones, most of which came from other locations. Hideyoshi's own palace, Jurakudai, was the source for many of them.
The temple also boasts other gardens including a double-gourd arrangement near the Hondo and several smaller ones. 




In the shadow of the rocks
The pond water
Glows with the color
Of Andromeda flowers.
Must these fall?



Iso kage no
Miyuru ike mizu
Teru made ni
Sakeru ashibi no
Chiramaku oshi mo

  Ikako no Mabito
  Manyôshuû, vol. 20, no. 4513
  trans. by M.V. Otake

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