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Zen Exhibition

Part 3: Kyoto Zen Temples in Summer

(Photos from the Collection of Mizuno Katsuhiko)

This section features summer flowers and scenes photographed during the months of June, July, and August at Kyoto’s Rinzai and Obaku temples. The photos are shown with the permission of Mizuno Katsuhiko, a photographer famous for his pictures of temples, shrines, town houses, and other scenes typical of the ancient capital of Kyoto.

The photos may not be reprinted without written permission.

Japanese Iris; Iris ensata (Hana shobu)

Japanese Iris, on the grounds of Ryoan-ji

Japanese Linden Tree; Tilia miqueliana (Bodai ju)

Japanese Linden Tree, in front of the Founder’s Hall at Kennin-ji

Sal Tree (Sara soju)

Sal Tree, on the grounds of Torin-in, a subtemple of Myoshin-ji

Hydrangea (Gaku ajisai)

Hydrangea, on the grounds of Sairai-in, a subtemple of Kennin-ji

Water Lily (Suiren)

Water Lily, on the grounds of Kennin-ji

Chinese Bellflower; Balloon Flower; Platycodon grandiflorum (Kikyo)

Chinese Bellflower, on the grounds of Konpuku-ji

Crape Myrtle; Indian Lilac; Lagerstroemia indica (Hyakujitsuko; Sarusuberi)

Crape Myrtle, on the grounds of Nanzen-ji

Summer Clouds

Summer clouds over Kodai-ji

Althea; Hibiscus syriacus (Mukuge)

Althea, on the grounds of Kennin-ji


Althea, on the grounds of Tofuku-ji 

Bush Clover; Lespedeza thunbergii (Hagi)

Bush Clover, on the grounds of Tentoku-in, a subtemple of Tofuku-ji