Ken'nin-ji (Kennin-ji) temple
October 4, 2003
Established in 1202 by Priest Eisai, Ken'nin-ji is the oldest Zen temple of Kyoto. After several ups and downs, Ankokuji Ekei restored the ruined temple in 1596. Hojo and Chokushi-mon gate are important cultural properties of Japan.
|Hatto the lecture hall.
||Dragons on the ceiling of Hatto.
|Corridor connecting Hatto and Hojo.
||The front yard of Hojo. On the background is Hatto
|The front yard of Hojo.
||Hatto seen through Sanmon.
||Gion-corner building seen from Hatto.