Category Archives: Zen

Japan Philosophical Landscapes "The Pure Land Paradise"

The gardens and architecture of the Heian period lasted from the late 8th century to the late 12th century. They reflect the process of Japanese reinterpretation and finally assimilation of Chinese culture. A significant feature of Japanese gardens is their … Continue reading

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Sandscapes of Ginkaku ji

This section of the film focuses on the Silver Pavilion of Ginkaku ji. It suits my purposes over the more popular Golden Pavilion in Kyoto as it describes more directly the phenomenon of Philosophical landscapes. Most people are concerned with the Golden pavilion because of its obvious beauty, a striking … Continue reading

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Japan Philosophical Landscapes "Journeys Around a Spatially Arranged Landscape

Journeys around a spatially organised landscape was the principle behind the pilgrimage circuit. EG in Kyoto ,the pilgrimages are not arranged to a hierarchical route leading to an ultimate goal but on a non hierarchical organisation around a system of … Continue reading

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