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Exterior view of the garden at the Konko Church of Gardena, located at 15722 S. Normandie Ave. Each element of the garden has significance, often explained that the gravel represents ocean and the rocks represent the islands of Japan. In 1885, KonkoÂ¯kyoÂ¯ was registered as a type of Shinto Sect by the Japanese government. According to KonkoÂ¯kyoÂ¯ beliefs, suffering is seen as being caused by individual disregard of the relationship between all things, which are believed to be in profound interrelation with each other. Human experience can be improved in this world by gratitude, the offering of apologies, mutual help and prayer. Photo dated: December 30, 2006.
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00069003 Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; GPC_b84_f1_i25 CARL0000072555 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/120685
Konko Churches of America Konko Church of Gardena Rock gardens, Japanese--California--Gardena Gardens, Japanese--California--Gardena Gardena (Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs