Ryoanji Temple

The rock garden at the Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, August 16, 1963 is all things to all men. It is the sea, the universe, nothingness. Devotees complain that amateurs are deceived by its simplicity, that they see only a flat place strewn with white sand and several rocks, It is regarded as one of the masterpieces of its creator, a man named Soami who was greatly influenced by the Zen philosophy. (AP Photo)