Life in the ROK

West goes East: The lives and adventures of a Californian couple living in Seoul

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

There are many different kinds of moss at the temples, these are from Ginkakuji and apparently are the VIPs of moss, or like the VIPs of moss.
Jay stops to think on the Philosophers walk.
Ryoanjin rock garden is considered one of the best examples of a Japanese rock garden. The garden consists of a 300 meter area of sand and pebbles with 15 rocks very carefully arranged to represent islands in an ocean. Its high degree of abstractness embodies the the ultimate in the Kare-sansui style of rock gardens. People come and stare at this garden for hours, we didn't last quite that long as we had lots of things to do and see and eat in Kyoto.
Here I ordered our Ramen on a machine before entering the restaurant. It was delicious.
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