Taizō-in temple in the Myōshinji compound
Inside the extended grounds of the Zen temple Myōshinji is the sub-temple Taizō-in, which has one of the loveliest gardens in Kyoto. In Hidden Buddhas, this is the place where Koji realizes he is falling in love with Nora. I really should have done something with the catch-a-catfish-with-a-gourd metaphor, which of course refers to something which is so difficult as to be essentially impossible...
Myōshinji main gate
raked pebble stream
catfish/gourd painting by Jōsetsu
tea and cake
dry stream garden