Hokokuji Zen Garden - Hokoku-ji is famous for its bamboo garden Its nickname is Take-dera "Bamboo Temple" for that reason. Besides the popular bamboo garden, and teahouse, Hokokuji also has a often overlooked Zen garden Ashikaga Ietoki, ordered Zen priest Tengan Eko to establish Hokoku-ji. This temple became the family temple of the Ashikaga clan. Tengan was a disciple of Mugaku Sogen a contemporary of famous garden designer Muso Kokushi.
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