Kennin-ji is a historic Zen Buddhist temple in Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, near Gion, at the end of Hanami Lane. It is considered to be one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five most important Zen temples of Kyoto"
"Kami" is the Japanese word for the spirits, natural forces, or essence in the Shinto faith. Kami does not only mean "spirit", but also an aspect of spirituality. Nature, nature phenomena, Ancestral Spirits, growth and fertility are attributed to Kami.