Saihoji Koke-Dera

25 October 2015 ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image
Saihoji Koke-Dera

A lot of planning went into visiting and photographing Saihoji. Weeks in advance, you must send a return post card to Saihoji, requesting a visit. Once you receive your invitation, guests are required to trace sutras and hear a talk on the garden, and pay a handsome fee to enter. Though the rigamarole is a hassle, and the fee is high, it does keep out mass tourism so visitors can enjoy the green, peaceful oasis of this ancient garden. I visited with fellow Canvas buddy Rob Goss, who did an exceptionally good job on his sutras! Canon 5D Mark II

Those sutras took ages. Well worth it, though.

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John Lander

I'm a photographer in Tokyo, Japan

I am a freelance photographer based near Tokyo, and my specialties include architecture, interiors, portraits, travel; and gardens.

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