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Daitokuji Hojo
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Daitokuji Honjo
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Address:Kita-ku, Murasakino, Daitokuji-cho 
Mailing Address: 
City:Kyoto-shi 
State:Kyoto-hu 
Postal Code: 
Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.2; long=135.75
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Designer(s): 
Contruction Date:Edo Period; buildings in 1636 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:not open to the public; special permission required 
Admission: 
Added to JGarden:1/1/1995 
Last Updated:7/22/2000 
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With the south wind a gentle goddess came.
She soaked the bronze, she soaked the fountain,
She soaked the swallow's belly and its feathers of gold.
She hugged the tide, lapped the sand, drank the fish.
Secretly she soaked the temple, the bath-house, the theatre,
The confusion of her platinum lyre --
  the tongue of the goddess -- secretly.
Soaked my tongue.

  Nishiwaki Junzaburô
  trans. by Bownas and Thwaite
  20th century

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