Dry landscape garden, Daisen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan. "Daisen-in (大仙院?) is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen in Buddhism, one of the five most important Zen temples of Kyoto. The name means 'The Academy of the Great Immortals.' Daisen-in was founded by the Zen priest Kogaku Sōkō (古岳宗亘?) (1464–1548), and was built between 1509 and 1513. Daisen-in is noted for its screen paintings and for its kare-sansui, or zen garden."
Inner zen garden at the Kanchi-in temple in Kyoto | Photograph by Damien Douxchamps
Nose Residence: Landscapes for Small Spaces: Japanese Courtyard Gardens, by Katsuhiko Mizuno
Ryoan-ji (The Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. In 1450, Hosokawa Katsumoto, another powerful warlord, acquired the land where the temple stood. He built his residence there, and founded a Zen temple, Ryoan-ji. During the Onin War between the clans, the temple was destroyed. Hosokawa Katsumoto died in 1473. In 1488, his son, Hosokawa Matsumoto, rebuilt the temple.