Just a zen garden in Kyoto, quietly making waves

Somehow we stumbled on this remarkable sight of a Japanese zen landscape garden in Kyoto’s Zuiho-in Temple, which, thanks to the intricate patterns drawn upon its sandy grounds, has the amazing illusion of running water trickling around it despite having no body of water in its midst. What a beautiful effect.

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