When we toured Japan nearly 18 months ago we spent a few days in Kyoto and managed to visit a handful of these incredible sacred spaces. Their gardens and architecture are designed to promote peace and meditation, and at the less touristy sites it was possible to reflect in their tranquility.
As always my inclination was to look up. This image is a detail of the Myoshinji Temple, which includes 38 sub-temples and is the head temple for the Buddhist Rinzi Zen sect.
The muted lighting, the soft sky, the cool colour palette speak peace to me and emanate an ethereal quality I just love.
Remember to look up …
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