lich-tung: “ “ Small courtyard gardens known as tsubo niwas became popular in Japan during the Century. The gardens were common in Japanese cities and were often found at the homes of wealthy merchants.
Moss Bridge - Saiho-ji Temple Kyoto, Japan Known as Kokedera, or the Moss Temple, Saiho-ji is home to one of Kyotoâ€™s most famous tourist attractions, the moss garden. Over 120 types of moss cover the garden grounds.
Rhododendron in Sanzen-in Temple, Ohara district, Kyoto. Sanzen-in is a Tendai Buddhism monzeki temple. /Monzeki (門跡) were Japanese Buddhist priests of aristocratic or imperial lineage. The term was also applied to the temples in which they lived/