Sôgenchi-teien is a part of
the Tenryû-ji temple in the
Arashiyama / Kyôto area. The garden was designed in the 14th
century by Musô Soseki (1275-1351), a Rinzai Zen buddhist monk
and teacher, calligraphist, poet and famous for designing temple
gardens. Enhanced by the surrounding landscape of Mt. Arashiyama and
Kameyama, it is a fine blend of aristocratic tradition and Zen culture,
displaying the beauty of the four seasons.