My boss told me that Takagamine had a magnificent window through which the view looks like beautiful paintings in the fall. He visited when he invited foreign customers with a buddhism priest but forgot the temple’s name. There are three famous temples there; Koetsu-ji, Genkoann, Joshoji. This time I visited Koetsu-ji and Genkoann.
The temple spoken by him was Genkoan. It has two windows, round and square. The former represent enlightenment and the latter does bewilderment. Buddhism has four big confusion( to survive, to age, to get sick and to be gone) . Its vertex describe them. The circul means Zen.
Koetsuji has a beautiful garden. Because Takagamine is on a hill, you can see Kyoto city in the garden. Anyway it was September 2nd I visited, still over 30 degrees celsius, but a couple of trees has had already turned leaves. Takagamine is in Kita (meaning North in Japanese) Ward, so I said in my mind ‘Autumn is coming in the North.’
Summicron 5cm F2 collapsible
fujifilm xtra400 (processed at Camera Naniwa Kyoto)
参考：そうだ京都に行こう ( ホームページ )