Japan, Travel

Bamboo Temple, Kyoto

I wanted to show you these photos of a beautiful temple in Kyoto’s famous bamboo forest. I can’t believe we had never done this before, but during this trip we started a 御朱印 goshuin, a book made from a single long sheet of folded paper used to collect temple stamps and calligraphy.

At Jizo-in, the old monk sat in the tiny hut at the entrance took our book while we explored the bamboo forest and temple. He carefully stamped (in red) and wrote (in black) on a fresh page with a calligraphy brush and handed it back as we left. I have been meaning to photograph our small collection of pages so far to show you but haven’t got around it it yet, I will let you know when I do.

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7 thoughts on “Bamboo Temple, Kyoto

    • We found it because we were trying to go to the Moss Temple, not realising we had needed to make an appointment! This was a consolation prize if you like… : )

    • It was extremely peaceful, bamboo forests make a unique creaking and knocking sounds in the breeze. The roots are very long, and strong, meaning that buildings in areas with a lot of bamboo around, are often more protected from earthquake damage.

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