This photograph is the main gate of Gakushuin located along as Meiji street in Toyama of Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. This main gate is ones built at the time of the Gakushuin foundation in 1877. It is designated as the important cultural property of the country in 1973. Gakushuin was established by Kyoto in the idea of the Emperor of those days as the Imperial Court's school in 1847. Although abolished at once by the Meiji Restoration, it revived as the nobility's (The feudal lord till then - Imperial Court) school in 1877. It is a school with the oldest history in Japan. From the time of foundation in early stages of Meiji, Gakushuin opens an educational door widely also to a woman. The source of the education of girls of Gakushuin is in "the education of elegance of the refined style" aimed at at this time. The full-scale education of girls in Gakushuin started by opening a school of the nobility girls' school in 1884.
- Put educational foundations on "moral education."
- Abandon the "overemphasis-on-intellectual-education principle" of only knowledge.
- Respect the height of "mind", "dignity", and "taste" as the nobility.
In the nobility girls' school, simple and sturdy character has been cultivated under such education philosophy those days which was asked for the female image of gentleness and chastity. Now, the woman's junior high school, woman's high school, and woman's college are established in this site.
Critiques | Translate
jhm (150872) 2014-03-09 4:26
I though first to an entrance of an cemetery but this is the entrance of a girl's school.
This gives a extraordinarily atmosphere, nice depth and pespective and excellent panorama view about these area.
Wonderful sharp and clear taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
pajaran (59143) 2014-03-09 4:31
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i kapiji, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana kapija i mesto, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa kapija.
Interesting and good article about the place and the gate, with a history and description of the ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, well demonstrated gate and place, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful gate.
All the best.
holmertz (50790) 2014-03-09 9:51
This is an appropriately noble entrance for this school. You have made a fine composition of the red gates in front of the garden of the school. I like the balance of the colours and the very plesant light.
danos (96201) 2014-03-10 1:04
nice the view of the reddish gate with the pedestrian to lead-in in the interior of the noble woman's school.The excellent light and colour management enhance the beauty of the image with the three school girls to adds life and scale in the image.
ikeharel (69311) 2014-03-10 8:30
Marvelous psted the scene of the two gate poles, mikio. A fine red-clay/brown color carved with fine elements on. Depth through well collected and green in contrast, also people movement added life to the garden on scene.
abmdsudi (52499) 2014-03-11 6:39
The eye is firmly glued to the stunning red structure first and then to the figs deep behind the gate put this totally into perspective. The overall effect is very pleasing, an image full of interest with local flavors, bright and clear with excellent contrast in colour. Well done, Congrats.
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-03-11 21:45
Impressive action shot of the Red gate.Nice colors and sharpness.Very well captured.TFS.
mirosu (16041) 2014-03-12 1:28
Excellent view through the red gate to the school gardens. The view is very well framed not only by the gate but also by the great trees along the entrance walkway. The two ladies add nice life to the scene.
Very well done.
COSTANTINO (63776) 2014-03-13 23:30
simple symmetrical shot with the red doors
your notes are very useful about
this main gate of Gakushuin located along as
Meiji street in Toyama
nice depth and perspective and clever the
presence ofpeople in the middle of the shot
have a nice day
saxo042 (37794) 2014-03-14 8:25
A very interesting note and a pleasant picture with a depth provided by the difference between the gate posts and the two persons further away. The red posts also add a very attractive frame to the scene. Excellent!
photoray (13981) 2014-03-18 6:21
Fine blend of classical Gakushuin Gate, articulate and red, leading the eyes into the pathway of tree arches.
mcmtanyel (21420) 2014-03-22 19:55
The red gate stands very elegantly in this photo. I can't help but admire the intricate work that went into them.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-09 3:12