‘Kyoto - Higashiyama - Entrance of Kiyomizudera temple’
The Higashiyama district in Kyoto is situated at the base of the Higashiyama Mountains (Eastern mountains) and is a part of town with many impressive temples, shrines, pagodas and gardens.
One of the most important and most visited temples is Kiyomizudera (or Kiyomizu-dera).
Temples in Japan are usually larger complexes consisting of a main hall of course, a lecture hall, a pagoda, an entrance gate, a temple bell, a cemetery and often also a garden.
You can find a picture of the main hall of Kiyomizudera in the workshop.
As main picture I preferred a view of the entrance gate.
Information from: http://www.japan-guide.com :
Kiyomizudera (literally "Pure Water Temple") is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, and derives its name from the fall's pure waters.
The temple was originally associated with the Hosso sect, one of the oldest schools within Japanese Buddhism, but formed its own Kita Hosso sect in 1965.
In 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
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lousat (81690) 2014-05-30 1:51
Hi Paul,your pics from your last trip are very fascinating,always full of colors and showing us another spectacular and unique architechture,great capture with the pink cherries tree and impressive detail everywhere too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
besnard (54819) 2014-05-30 2:43
Une belle image pleine de vie autour de ce temple à l'architecture particulière et élégante. Surement un magnifique voyage.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
ikeharel (62139) 2014-05-30 3:12
Charming ladies wearing Kimonos, and the red beautiful shrine in the BG. For western tourist's eyes this looks unique and special - and you masterfully conveyed the ambiance there. Cherry pink blossom and blue sky provided a perfect decoration to the whole.
Impressive and well done photojob.
SWEETFREEDOM (23378) 2014-05-30 3:39
dresses, temple and sakura trees. three characteristic of Japan tradition in the same shot. great colors.
jhm (143511) 2014-05-30 4:20
Dit moet als westerling aardig overkomen tussen al deze mensen van een ander cultuur.
Ik ben zeker niet tegen hun cultuur, maar ik denk dat u moet wel bekijks heeft als westerling.
Uw foto is opnieuw perfect gemaakt met een perfecte compositie en een mooi onderwerp.
Heel mooi foto werk opnieuw, ik kan zeggen als altijd.
Bedankt voor deze bijdrage.
Prettig weekend, men geeft goed weer uit.
adramad (40196) 2014-05-30 9:02
The charm of traditional Japan, is contained in this wonderful composition, great so authentic that temple, whose red color gives a great visual impact, these delightful trees in bloom, the presence of so many people, and tourist puts the vital touch to place.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
dale54 (6707) 2014-05-30 10:12
hello paul..one amazing scene..i love the color in this..and what a view!! tfs. dale
cornejo (35123) 2014-05-30 10:52
Hi Paul, very good view of this interesting and beautiful scene of daily life, with an interesting and beautiful building in the background, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
limielski (0) 2014-05-30 12:38
Excellent photo with beautiful eastern architecture. Fantastic POV, colours and scene which is untypical for european eyes :-)
carlo62 (38052) 2014-05-30 14:45
ancora una volta si fondono la tradizione e la moderna tecnologia.
Bella composizione, non ho molta conoscenza di questa nazione, ma credo che in questa foto ci sia condensata
un po' dell'essenza del Giappone.
PiotrF (11172) 2014-05-30 15:03
Beautiful presentation of this amazing architecture. I like the excellent light and colour management as the beauty of the place.
Excellent photo !
emka (85255) 2014-05-30 15:49
Hi Paul, Splendid shot from Kiyomizudera temple. B eautiful gate, so typical for japan, but very interesting is also this colourful crowd. Definitely, YOU have chosen the time of your visit very well, the pink cherries in blossom are marvelous. And nice that there are some women in kimonos. Superb capture, woth so many details to look at. WArm regrads
I look at your Japanese photos with great interest, they bring so nice memories to me.
fabbs99 (16815) 2014-05-30 21:33
I love to see the Kiyomizudera temple.It is bright with red colors as well as blue sky in the BG.The human presence adds charm to the scene.TFS.
federico (3106) 2014-05-31 0:22
hi paul very beautyfull picture here, nice composition with the temple in the bg fullfilled with the trees and their flower, good light too
Wanda1 (15000) 2014-05-31 5:49
What a beautiful setting. Temple, Cherry blossoms and people in traditional wear all make for a lovely and authentically Japanese feeling image.
mirosu (15156) 2014-05-31 6:19
Excellent street life photo in superb light. The overall composition with the small temple pavilion, blossoming tree and the people around is superb. Your viewpoint is also perfect. I like this lively photo very much.
Cricri (110665) 2014-05-31 9:02
La beauté architectural de ce temple, la finition des détails et le rouge toujours bien présent, un endroit très visiter, très belle présentation, intéressante vue en WS
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-05-31 10:00
Paul, my last visit in Kyoto was back in 2006 and this Temple was one of the best highlights of my trip..it was the cherry blossom season as well and your picture reminds me of that unforgettable trip!!
The Temple itself is worth visiting and the spectacle of the blooming cherry trees is the great gift from nature!!
a beautiful composition!!
npecanhuk (69518) 2014-05-31 17:29
Very beautiful temple!
Lively atmosphere around it!
Very attractive picture too!
Colors, exposure, sharpness, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Sunday,
fanni (14381) 2014-06-01 4:58
you have very interesting photos of Japan in your gallery, so I really can't choose the best of them :)
Besides showing a beautiful place, this image is perfectly composed, in my opinion. I love the bright red colour standing out against the nice blue sky, and those cherry-trees match so well the colour of some ladies' kimonos :)
Kyoto has been one of my "travel dreams".. hopefully, one day I'll go there, too!
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-06-01 7:31
Japan seems to me almost like a different,very remote World.Different culture and so captivating and intriguing to get it to know better.
Very nice presentation and superb PP work,which enliven nicely the whole scene and gives it an unique vibe.
Have a nice sunday
jemaflor (88799) 2014-06-01 23:39
Très belle vue avec cette intéressante architecture et tous ces arbres en fleurs, une belle luminosité et cela donne une excellente photo.
mkamionka (32367) 2014-06-03 7:06
beautiful place. Great combination of amazing architecture, blooming trees and people walking around in traditional clothes. Thanks to them it feels really as if you were moved back in time. Amazing colors, beautiful work!
nikkitta (16476) 2014-06-03 11:49
This new trip is showing a Japan from quite a new angle, with every day scenes of non tiristical places
Here being the temple the main protagonist with plenty of local activity round it
Like to see woman in colorful kimonos
Very well done, enjoy watching
photoray (13428) 2014-06-03 16:09
Fine view of the classical costumed people entering the Kiyomizudera Temple, an attractive cultural architecture, and a bonus with the cheery blossoms.
And I am intrigued by the large rock slab (?) to the right.
Thanks for sharing,
siolaw (38292) 2014-06-08 12:50
Superbe scène exotique au possible, avec le magnifique temple et ces gens en kimono...
Les couleurs et la lumière sont remarquables.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2014-06-09 12:11
Wonderful POV and very nice view!
I like this architecture of beautiful temple and details, clarity, and interest place good colours. Excellent work
thank you for your wonderful picture,
Indrasish (2893) 2014-06-16 22:11
excellent shot here.. i like your composition and the wonderful architecture.. You also got a superb blue sky and the pink blossoms balanced the picture well.. very well done..
good morning and best wishes from Kolkata, India..
COSTANTINO (59273) 2014-06-16 22:24
Hello dear friend
wonderful capture of a traditional construction
and according to your useful notes is the
entrance of Kiyomizudera temple
interesting part of town with many
impressive temples shrines pagodas and gardens
this cherry pink blossom is a real dream
for my eyes
ourania (35862) 2014-06-17 10:38
a wonderful presentation of this attractive site on a busy day. You chose a great perspective for fine balance. Both the steady elements and the people are very well placed in your frame and the view you are offering us is effectively deep and clear. The transition from shade to sunshine is smooth, there's a fine sense of movement where the people are and the colours are brilliant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, take care,
holmertz (44482) 2014-06-23 6:36
This is absolutely spectacular. If I didn't know this is a super modern hi-tech country I would see this as overwhelmingly exotic. There is an interesting mixture of traditional and modern clothing among the visitors, perhaps indicating that Japan is still more deeply rooted in traditions than many European countries. I should really need to go there to see for myself. In any case this view has a stunning beauty.
adores (40408) 2014-07-01 17:02
Beautiful and colourful! It's a very beautiful scene with the temple, the trees in bloom and the people with the kimonos. Looks you had greta weather also!
macjake (60642) 2014-07-09 14:55
now thats a beautiful piece of architecture, and of course having the purple and blue colors in the bg really make it striking scene.
bright colors, and of course very cultural.
what more could you want from Japan :)
boa (6271) 2014-07-10 12:42
i have not been active on TE for a while and i can see that you have been visiting Japan during that time. Probably the best time to visit Japan too. Wonderful colors in beautiful environments. I was in Kyoto some years ago but i was not lucky with the weather as you where. You have captured this temple well, colorful trees, temple and locals within the same frame. Sharp and clear shot, well done!
aliabazari (16053) 2014-08-26 20:07
Hi Paul dear
This is a good shot of lovely temples and people of Japan. Composition is well done. Very good sharpness and exposure. Thanks for sharing this nice picture
mcmtanyel (16031) 2014-09-23 21:19
Very elaborate building, I like the reg/blue and pink/blue contrasts.
jmdias (58532) 2014-10-10 17:11
a very beautiful view of the place. the contrast of the red gate, the pink flowers and the typical clothes of the personages around created a marvelous compo. TFS.
ecmel (1271) 2014-10-16 0:58
Excellent view of the square, with the temple and the ladies in Kimonos is perfectly place for a good composition.The cherry trees adds to the mood of the whole landscape.
Have a good day,