Thursday, December 21, 2006

Sand and the moon

Ginkakuji Temple, Kyoto sightseeing
There is a truncated cone behind a lower horizontal mould. Both of them are made of sand added with a little quartz. Why do they have quartz? Because they can receive the moonlight and shine softly when the night with a clear sky come.

These are made and are based on the pond and the moon. The moonlight turns the flat surface on the top of the truncated cone into the moon and the lower one with stripe pattern into the pond. We cannot see them at night since the temple is closed, but the object would be beautiful....

Location by Google Map

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