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Toksho-Ji is a Buddhist temple in Japan. It is located on a side street off a busy avenue in central Kyoto.




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Shoji screens entrance to the Ceremony room

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Hallway, ground floor


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Tea room, with scroll and flower arrangement, ground floor

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Open screens and large flower arrangement in the ceremony room


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Chair and mirror in the second floor hallway

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Study room with a gold leaf painting of reeds and bamboo in the shadow of an alcove, second floor


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Monographs on Bellmer (La Poupee), M.W. Svanberg and Toyen next to a bust of 17th century playwright Moliere,

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Entrance to the Kura (Safe) room with its triple layered doors


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Tea house designed by architect Terenobu Fujimori, West garden, view from 2nd Floor

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Passageway to East garden


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Stone walkway from East garden to South garden, the circle stone was originally used to grind rice




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Stray cat in South garden

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Eave of temple roof and tree in East garden


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Tree and 2 windows from the 'Western' room

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Window in the 'Western' room

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Two pages from a recently uncovered Tokusho-Ji ledger, the Ancient Japanese writing dates over 200 years ago.

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Detail of 2 pages from an over 200 years Toksho-Ji manuscript.




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West garden with Arc shaped sculpture and tea house seen from the sitting room


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Shoko Inoue and her husband, the Buddhist monk, Hitoshi Akino, at home at Toksho-Ji




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