Young japanese man admiring the serene Zen rock gardens of Ryoan-ji temple, Kyoto.
This famous garden consists of 15 rocks which are surrounded by a meticulously brushed sea of sand. Both the original designer and meaning of the Zen garden remain unknown. As such, it has been a focus of intense historical and theological discussion for hundreds of years.
Kindly featured by Arcangel-images, in response to the devastating floods that have recently hit northern Japan.