Got all my chores done and am sitting back with a big, big mug of Keemun tea!
Originally Posted by dreams
Nice photos Stitchawl. I love how it looks so clean with the raked sand. Is there a ritual for the sand?
Deams, in Japan there is a ritual for EVERYTHING including entering and leaving the toilet! (You have to change your 'indoor slippers' to 'toilet slippers,'
) Every day one of the monks has the task of raking it all smooth, then re-raking the design. And not only 'this' design... Each garden might have its own, and there may be several different stone gardens inside a temple. Here is another one just on the other side of the wall from the first one!!
(When you study to be a Monk, you don't 'graduate' until you can walk across the garden and not leave any footprints...