This photograph is taken in the precincts in Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto. Shimogamo Shrine is a shrine ensconced into wood of the delta with which it is in the north slippage in Kyoto, and which Kamo river and the Takano river join. As well as the Kamigamo Shrine which exists in the upstream of Kamo River, it is one of the oldest shrines before the Heian transfer of the capital. It is a shrine inner leading in Kyoto which serves as the Imperial Household's patron saint and consists of plentiful shrine pavilions after the Heian transfer of the capital. The building of a photograph is called "Maidono"(court music pavilion in a Shinto Shrine) and is a shrine pavilion to which a good Imperial messenger reports address to the gods to the deities. It is an important cultural property of the country and this shrine has been been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1994. The festival of this shrine will be performed in May every year by the Aoi Matsuri which is one of the three grand festivals of Kyoto.
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jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-12-20 8:09
Your explanations are very useful to understand these traditions. The architecture is beautiful. An interesting photo and good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
energypolice (190) 2012-12-20 16:00
Good photograph, good sharpness, good composition, good lighting.
danos (94242) 2012-12-20 22:55
excellent presentastion of this beautiful building that is used as Shrine of the city.I like its traditional architectural style with the details to are so well see as a result of the excellent quality of the image.
Have a good weekend,Danos
papagolf21 (95497) 2012-12-22 8:39
Très intéressante proposition présentée à travers cette très belle image.
Le sujet est parfaitement mis en image.
Un grand merci pour la note d'accompagnement très enrichissantes.
Très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.
abmdsudi (50496) 2012-12-26 5:49
Attractive shot and the pavilion is magnificent with its typical traditional Japanese architecture, the full framed placement gets us to centralise the focus the main subject. Good clarity, colors and sharpness. This is a very good photo of the day, a quality shot to this famous structure within the shrine complex. Excellent.
fabbs99 (17129) 2012-12-28 9:35
Lovely sight of the Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto.Great clarity and sharpness even in lowlights.Very well done.TFS.
Have a great 2013,
nikkitta (17066) 2012-12-28 11:47
Informative note to introduce this very beautiful construction or more properly a shine, hope to see some photo you manage to obtain during the festival
The image quality lets us admire lot if interesting details
All the best for the incoming 2013
Fis2 (93833) 2013-03-05 9:35
I like architecture!
A very interesting building.
For me, this exotic, very curious...
Excellent central frame, super colors and sharpness.
Very impressive picture.
ikeharel (67205) 2013-04-26 7:18
Mostly in grey, but a fine sharp details applied on this photo, well collected with the hills on BG, and contrast to blue sky.
Every wooden pillar shown superbly, view through created fine DOF.
All accompanied by an interesting note.
Have a nice weekend,
kordinator (20453) 2013-07-26 0:52
Nice place and architecture you captured.
Good clarity and presentation of the subject.
Nicely colored and lighting image.
Interesting text you written.
mcmtanyel (19701) 2013-08-13 18:42
I love architectural photos. The colors, light and sharpness of this one are excellent. The subject is also very pleasant to look at. TFS.