京都 石清水八幡宫 石燈籠 (重要文化財) - 永仁三年 (1295) 曾照琵琶宴 曾為雀儿巢 春秋复春秋 歲歲又年年 Kyoto Iwashimizu Hachimangu Stone Lantern (Important Cultural Property) - Third Year of Einin (1295 CE) Light for Biwa* gatherings Nest for sparrows young Seasons upon seasons Years follow years #Kyoto #ishitoro #drygardens #karesansui #stone #shrine #japanesegarden #japan #iwashimizuhachimangu #lantern #京都 #石燈籠 #枯山水 #重要文化財 #石清水八幡宫 #日本 #庭園 *Lute played in East Asia with origins in Central Asia
The Lower Garden consists of an outer, landscaped area with walking paths, and an inner garden. The garden features a small brook and pond with a region of coarse, white sand with white stepping-stones. The Middle Garden features a fine pond predating the garden, with cascade and stone bridges. From the spectacular upper garden superb views of the pond, its islands, and the surrounding Kyoto hills. The nearby waterfall is about 10 meters in height, built of rough-hewn stones
Stone lanterns in Butchart Gardens - the Japanese Garden. The bottom touching the earth represents "chi", the part just above is "sui" or water. "Ka" (fire) is around the flame, and above that is air "fu" and spirit "ku" at the very top. Stone lanterns are wonderful photography subjects with the textures of stone and moss.