Friday, December 19, 2014

The Moss Sweepers

Walking through the grounds of the Tenryu-ji Temple we spotted the moss sweepers. Our guide told us that the moss has to be kept clean so it does not rot. Falling leaves, pruings etc that are left on the moss for any length of time will destroy the moss underneath. They both had little tiny hand held straw brooms.

Note also the use of bamboo as support for some of the trees.

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