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.

Sanmon gate.

Gion-corner building seen from Hatto.