This is the Hozenji alley with narrow and stone-paved lane next to Dōtombori Street which is setting the quiet Namba emotion adrift, being in the shopping quarter of the south in Osaka. In the alley where two alleys (80 m in length and 3 m in width) are extended from east and west, the Japanese-style cooking of a long-established store, the bar, the cafe, savoury pancake with various ingredients, the spitted cutlet store, etc. are located in a row. The footstep which goes back and forth to a tasteful stone pavement resounds hard. This ground is in the precincts of Jōdo Buddhism "Hozenji" from the first, and developed to the alley unawares from the visitor partner's stall. Although the temple and the alley were burned down by the air raid of the Pacific War, it revived as an amusement district after the war. This temple is also famous for its moss-covered Fudo-Myoo (Acala) statue, known as Mizukake Fudo, and we can catch a whiff of incense in here.
Those who visit to pray to Mizukake Fudo: workshops
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jemaflor (74014) 2013-09-23 8:57
Interesting street well captured, well presented in a good vertical format, interesting decorations and well taken with people to give life at the view.
pajaran (41591) 2013-09-23 10:05
Intetresantan tekst o mestu i ulici, sa datim podacima ...
Lepo pogled na ulicu i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana ulica i ukrasi na hramu.
An interesting article about the place and the street, with the given data ...
Nice view of the street and the second ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice street shown, and the decorations of the temple.
All the best.
pyffepa (623) 2013-09-23 12:00
You make us discovering the Japanese streets, they are much different from streets in Belgium.
I'm amazed to see so much electric wires, lanterns and signs.
Your picture shows a very bright light and is well sharpen. I appreciate the soft blurring on the top.
mcmtanyel (5143) 2013-09-23 20:32
Great perspective, interesting subject matter, good color combination. Well seen and rendered.
ikeharel (43877) 2013-09-24 0:33
Red lantens decorated the narrow street, Mikio.
Excelent view in fine DOF and clarity, people added the vivid tone and dynamism to the whole.
Fina taken photo.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-28 10:48
A small alley full of vibrancy packed with local flavours, perfect focus, dof and viewpoint. Apart from the fact that the colours are bold and striking, there's lot of activity going on with the visitors, red lanterns and green road markers nicely lead into the stretch adding the extra punch. Great way to explore, a very pleasing within the labyrinth of the this place. Congrats, TFS
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (9492)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 900 IS
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-23 6:27