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D.T. Suzuki Museum

The D.T. Suzuki Museum is architecturally splendid in its simplicity. Suzuki was a student of Buddhism who was born in Kanazawa, where the museum is located. The emphasis is on serenity and contemplation. As you move through the building you learn about Suzuki’s life who lived and worked in the U.S.A. as well as Japan. Enclosed in the building is a library where you can read about Zen Buddhism or use technology to learn more. You then move past the contemplative pond into the meditation zone. The modernity of the surroundings blended with the ancient ideas of Buddhism almost compels you to sit for a while. With a small entry fee of just 300 yen you could choose to regularly meditate here. The museum’s gardens are freely accessible and adjoining is another public garden of moss-covered enchantment.

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