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37 - DAITOKU-JI - JAPAN

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Silence, minimalism and symbolic meaning reign in the Japanese Zen garden. Stone lanterns, purifying basins and white rocks and pebbles are meticulously designed and laid out.
 

The monastery of Daitoku-ji consists of a main temple surrounded by 23 sub-temples, separated from the city by an encircling wall. It is entered via one of three great portals. Its dry gardens embody the principles of Zen abstract philosophy: colour, plants and minerals are kept to a minimum. The paths take one on a journey in which the body is cleansed prior to the self-perfecting ritual of the tea ceremony.

Director(s) : DESCOMBES (Emmanuel)

Producer(s) : Bo Travail !, ARTE FRANCE

Production Year : 2017
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.