Posts Tagged ‘ Shinnyo-do ’

Autumn in Japan ・日本の秋 — through the years.

Below I offer a few newly-found, but certainly not “new,” autumn photos taken over the years  (from 1984 and 2009). I’ve taken more recent ones, in more recent autumns in Japan, but I thought these would suffice for this year.  I may update if or when I run across more share-worthy photos.

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Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Kyoto. 1984

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Mist in Kurama.  October 2003.

Mist in Kurama. October 2003.

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Looking towards Shinnyo-do Temple. Kyoto. November 2009.

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Tea Break During Rice Harvest. Tsuda. 1984.

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One of the more popular places from which to photograph Kiyomizu-dera. Fall 2001.

Kiyomizu-dera. Kyoto. Fall 2001.

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On Jingu no michi, looking towards the Higashiyama. Kyoto. 2003.

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Ladder. Kurama. November 2003.

Ladder. Kurama. November 2003.

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Along Tetsugaku no Michi (“Philosopher’s Path”). Kyoto. 2003.

For much more on, and more photos from, Philosopher’s Path, click here.

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Evening “light up” at Eikan-do Temple. Kyoto. 2003.

Eikan-do (see photo immediately above) is one of my favorite temples in Kyoto.  I highly recommend checking out Eikan-do’s website.  In May 2008 one of the head priests granted a group I was guiding an hour-long audience to discuss Eikan-do and some of the basic tenets of Buddhist theology and philosophy.  Disclosure:  I had a hand in editing one of Eikan-do’s web pages.

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One, more recent, additional photo:

Facing North on Kawabata Street, Kyoto. November 2009.

Japanimals (日本動物)

Most of these are live animals.  There may be a repeat shot here or there.  I know the eels are also in the Tsukiji Gallery, but the opportunity was just too good.

Friend with kitty cat at Shinshogokuraku-ji (Shinnyo-Do) temple.  Kyoto.  2009.

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Tiger.  Hitachi’s Kamine Zoo.  2008.

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Deer.  Nara Park, just in from of ToDai-ji.  Nara.  2001.

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Kyoto City Gov’t sign.  Doggy’s saying:  “You forgot some poo.”  In red it says, “Take your poo home!”  2008.

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Some guy with a snake.  Hitachi.  2008.

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Tanuki.  “Lucky Badgers.”  Kyoto.   2008.

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Ikebukuro, Tokyo. August 2011.

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Fish.  Tsukiji Market.  Tokyo.  2009.

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Rain Dogs. Kyoto.  2009.

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Sign for restaurant on the back of a Kyoto City Bus for  “The Astonished Donkey” restaurant.  Above, it says simply:  “Hamburger Restaurant.”  You decided why the donkey’s so astonished.

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Paper mache (or something like it) kitties.  Corner of Jingu-michi and San-jo. Kyoto.  2009.

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Eels.  Tsukiji Market.  Tokyo.  2009.

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