Dry landscape garden, Daisen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan. "Daisen-in (大仙院?) is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen in Buddhism, one of the five most important Zen temples of Kyoto. The name means 'The Academy of the Great Immortals.' Daisen-in was founded by the Zen priest Kogaku Sōkō (古岳宗亘?) (1464–1548), and was built between 1509 and 1513. Daisen-in is noted for its screen paintings and for its kare-sansui, or zen garden."
It was warm and sunny with very active koi in the peaceful, oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. The San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden's 5 acres (2.0 ha) contain sculptures and structures influenced by Buddhist and Shinto religious beliefs, as well as many elements of water and rocks to create a calming landscape designed to slow people down. The offical website for more info: http://japaneseteagardensf.com/