In studying Japanese art, I found Sesshu, a Japanese Zen Buddhist monk/artist to be my most favorite. I wrote a term paper on this artist in college. He worked in ink painting and belonged to a temple in the Kyoto area. He lived from 1420-1506. This would have been roughly the Renaissance period in Europe. Sesshu Toyu Haboku also designed the garden around the temple. Visitors can sit on the deck that goes around the temple and meditate while viewing this peaceful, lush garden. I feel fortunate to have seen his work in person, both paintings and this garden.