As the season of autumn leaf-changing comes to an end, I decided to visit to one of the most well-known and popular sites for Momiji-watching (‘Momiji,' which indicates the changing of the leaves), Tofuku-ji. Tofuku-ji is one of the five great Zen temples of Kyoto, and is the head temple of the Tofuku-ji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. (Four other temples of the five great Zen temples of Kyoto are Tenryuji, Kenninji, Shokokuji and Manjuji with Nanzenji presiding as the chief temple of Kyoto Gozan.) It was founded in 1236 under orders of the powerful Fujiwara clan by the imperial chancellor, Kujo Michiie, who appointed the monk Enni as the first head priest. Interestingly, it takes its name from two temples in Nara, Todai-ji and Kofuku-ji, which are also associated with the Fujiwara clan.