A Spiritual Journey To The Top Of Mount Koya

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Koyasan Japan – Mount Koya (also called Koyasan), both a sacred mountain that also acts as an important pilgrimage site for followers of Shingon Buddhism, is one of Japan’s most significant and well-known religious establishments.

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Konpon Daito Pagoda

Konpon Daito Pagoda

Konpon Daito was built as a seminary or place to learn the Shingon Mikkyō. It is the oldest two-storied pagoda still standing. The main Buddha who worshipped here is Taizo Dainichi Nyorai. The entire temple grounds are a 3D version of a mandala(Buddhist symbol representing the universe). The Konpon Daito stands in the middle of […]

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高野山

高野山

Mount Koya (高野山, Kōyasan) is the center of Shingon Buddhism. An important Buddhist sect which was introduced to Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi. Also known as Kukai, one of Japan’s most significant religious figures. A small, secluded temple town has developed around the sect’s headquarters that Kobo Daishi built on Koyasan’s wooded mountaintop. It […]

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Chinese garden, Singapore

Inspired By Ancient Song Dynasty Architecture Designed by Taiwanese architect Prof. Yuen-chen Yu and built in 1975. The space is modelled after the northern Chinese imperial style. Of architecture and landscaping, particularly during the Sung dynasty period.

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見ぬが花

The saying translates as – Reality cannot compete with imagination. Japans reality can compete with imagination in my humble opinion

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Relationship with nature

When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this very unique to Japan. –Tadao Ando

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Snow…unceasing snow

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

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Snow falling soundlessly

“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity” ― Novala Takemoto, Missin’ (Novel)

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Snow was falling

“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” ― Mary Oliver

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