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    Shisen-do Temple

    Villa of elegance where Jozan Ishikawa spent his retired life

    The famed literati in the early Edo period (1600-1868), Jozan Ishikawa, established this residence for his retired life.  He designed it by himself and it was converted into a Buddhist temple with the official name of Shisen-do Jozan-ji Temple.  The name comes from the 36 portraits of famous poets/poetess (Shisen) that were drawn by a gifted ink painter, Tan’yu Kano.  The garden in front of the Shoin building is in ancient Chinese style with beautifully trimmed azalea shrubs. The garden presents different attractions in each season but especially, autumn colored leaves display an incredible beauty.  Visitors can experience a special sound effect using bamboo invented by Jozan himself.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013

    INFORMATION

    Name Shisen-do Temple
    Address 27 Ichijoji Monguchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075‐781‐2954
    Hours 9:00-17:00 (enter by 16:45)
    Closed
    Resevation
    URL http://www.kyoto-shisendo.com/
    Recommended Entry: 500 yen

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