Bon-to no Akari ni Shitashimu Kai (Torin-in Temple’s light-up)
Torin-in Temple, which is known for it's 300-year-old sal tree, is one of the sub-temple of Myoshin-ji Temple. Normally, Torin-in Temple is not open to the public, but this event includes a special exhibition. The event is has become an annual fall custom. The light of over 400 candles shines within the temple grounds, creating an ethereal world. There's nothing showy here, but an autumn night surrounded by quietly flickering candlelight and the voices of insects calms the soul. The gardens are especially enshrouded in the sublime light, and it's worth seeing the characters of '明月清風' emerge.
The gate to Torin-in Temple. Normally, entrance is not allowed, but pilgrims are welcomed during this event.
The rooms are also illuminated only by candles. The harmony of candlelight and tranquility give rise to a truly ethereal atmosphere.
Hanazono Myoshinjicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, 616-8035, Japan
|Open||10/5 - 10/14 (2012)6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.|
|Access||5 minute walk from JR Hanazono Station3 minute walk from Keifuku Myoshin-ji StationCity Bus Stop Myoshin-jiCity Bus Stop Myoshin-ji-kita-mon|