Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Entrance, Konpukuji Temple (金福寺)

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 25 February 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Konpukuji Temple is a tenderly modest place that nevertheless packs an aesthetic punch. It has done so for quite some time, for it deeply impressed Japan's most famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho (松尾 芭蕉), who enjoyed it enough to stay here for several nights in 1670, and the temple and its associations with the great Basho acted as a muse for another of Japan's famed poets Yosa Buson (与謝 蕪村) whose grave is here.

Founded sometime during the 9th century, the temple is now part of the Rinzai school (臨済宗) of Japanese Zen Buddhism.

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/160 second
F/6.3
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)

kyoto
konpukuji
temple
福寺