Our original intentions must not be forgotten.

When one walks up the northwest on the side of Kinkakuji in Ukyo ward of Kyoto there is a place called Okitayama Haratani. In haratani there is a small mountain that resembles a hill, which is called Haratani-en. In spring, this entire mountain is adorned with the blossoms of crimson weeping cherry trees. Beneath the cherry trees a variety of flowering plants are blooming such as Japanese roses and camellias, which are future enhancing the cherry blossoms.

When standing in Haratani-en, our body and mind are absorbed within the flowers, and the words “beautuful, beautiful” cannot help but come forth from us. Surrounded by flowers from heaven and earth we feel a profound sense of true happiness.