Temple Tanjo-Ji


photo number 52: graves and momiji. CLICK to go to the Album START !

autumn deepens -
the unfettered beauty
of this Amida temple

34 breathtaking RED

autumn deepens -
the beauty of prayer
in stone

CLICK for enlartement ! stone buddha only


25 more branches

Amida Buddha

58 Amida unclear


Temple Tanjo-Ji, ALBUM November 2007


Temple Tanjo-Ji in my neighbourhood
Temple Tanjo-Ji in Okayama
Saint Honen was born here !

Saint Honen, born at this temple ..
by Gabi Greve

Joodo Paradise where we meet again ..


***** pickled radish, takuanzuke 沢庵漬
kigo for all winter

..... Takuan was a famous Zen Priest, who invented this dish. It is very popular. Zen monks are supposed to eat their slices of Takuan radish without making any noise. There are usually two slices on the plate, used to carefully clear out the bolws afer eating and then munching the Takuan in silence.
If you want to know the secret of eating Takuan in silence, contact me :o) !

The Unfettered Mind. by Takuan Soho

Read my Haiku Archives 2007



Anonymous said...

The pictures are gorgeous!


Gabi Greve said...

Thank you Gabi san

I could enjoy a little trip to 誕生寺 浄土宗 法然上人.
You slide show made me much feel the beauty of 美作国.
You are lucky enough living near nice place.



Thanks for visiting, Sakuo San!
Hope to see you here soon !


Gabi Greve said...


My Asian Haiku Travelogue
Temple Tanjo-Ji

Mike Rehling said...

leaves fallen
trees gather the only light
to bare branches

Gabi Greve said...

Thanks for visiting our temple, Mike san!


Paradise Found said...

Gabi, I love your photos...so beautiful. My son has wanted to visit Japan since he was 2 (smart boy) and we will be making the trip in the spring....after seeing your photos, I think we should wait until autumn!!!

Gabi Greve said...

Hello, Gabi,

The slide show is fabulous! So relaxing and beautiful.

I wondered about a couple of plants, but Google wasn't much help -- is the incredibly twisted tree some kind of pine? And what are those white ball flowers?

I am amazed at the attention to architectural detail. And to think it was all done by hand, so long ago.

flared temple roofs...
fan-shaped ginkgo leaves
flutter down

I'm half a world away and will likely never have the privilege of visiting Japan, but for a while this morning, I felt as though I was there. Thank you!



Thanks for your kind thoughts, my friend C.



Anonymous said...

Dear Gabi,
I can't tell you how much pleasure you gave me by sharing those lovely pictures you took at Temple Tanjo-Ji. The colors, the statues, the temple and other buildings, all so lovely and wonderful to look at! It was almost as good as a real visit.

I've always thought the ginko trees were fascinating and your pictures only added to that feeling. And the gnarly beauty of that old, old pine -- wonderful!
Again, my thanks!


Anonymous said...

> Hi GABI,
> autumn deepens–
> the unfettered beauty
> of this Amida temple
The leaves are a beautiful fiery red.
Thanks for taking them and posting.
> Cheers,
> J

Anonymous said...


Your Misaku land
is gorgerous moment

I am very happy to see the view with you


Anonymous said...

Ah, Gabi ... if this is your way of advertising Japan, you are definitely doing a good job of it! For the first time I am seriously thinking of visiting the place.

the moon and I
moving among the trees
... Temple Tanjo-Ji

old temple
I have not yet seen it
yet I bid it farewell

Ella Wagemakers

Anonymous said...

gingko leaves
gild the temple's roof --
golden Buddha inside

I remember the ancient gingko at that temple. I have a picture (one
of my favorite pictures) of you and Etsuko san watching the rain
outside from inside the open temple.
It was much a moment to

Thank you for the photo ginko of the temple's gingko

Here is a site of Gingko Dreams:


(you may note that the sugar shaker has a familiar "shape" (a SWEET Daruma?)

ciao... chibi


Anonymous said...

Hi Gabi,

I enjoyed your slide show very much and thank you for sharing it. -In particular the dragon tree caught my attention. I am going back later to view it again.

Paradise is in the world around us if we look closely enough.


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