The Christ Orthodox Church is a sect of the Christianity called the Greek Orthodox Church or the Eastern Church. Mr. Katsumata of this town receives the baptism of the Orthodox Church after participating in Boshin war in Tokyo. And, he came home in Meiji 5(1852) and started to have propagation of the Orthodox Church in Ishinomaki with the acquaintance friend etc. Then, believers increased in number gradually and the church was built in current place in Meiji 13(1880). It was ten years or more ago than the time that Russian missionary Nikolay built the church in Tokyo in Meiji 24(1891). The Christ Ishimaki Orthodox Church church was the oldest wooden church in Japan that is existing as a church of the Greek Orthodox Church. This church is wooden two stories, and the total tile-roofing, and there are some which put in the cross in a front tile. A plane carries out a cross form and there is a projecting portion which added the tower of the octagon to the front. This is what expressed the style of the Byzantine type dome construction method by the technique of Japanese-style Endoh (building which carried out the octagon). This church can be called monumental building of Ishinomaki as a vestibule leading to the outside to the inland in which the Western culture in early stages of Meiji was accepted on it's own initiative.
This photograph was taken at the early morning in the autumn of the previous year of an earthquake disaster.
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abmdsudi (27148) 2012-09-16 7:45
The perspective worked really well here with some interesting foreground as the eyes being led to the church, but the atmosphere is special and the whole feeling of the picture with fabulous fog in the distance adding the feel of distance and depth. The soft tones suits well with adequate clarity and general contrast. Fine effort, Well done.
fabbs99 (6352) 2012-09-16 21:00
Great architecure and well shot.I like the sharpness and colors.TFS
COSTANTINO (42766) 2012-09-19 8:43
interesting capture of this orthodox church
it looks hidden into the fog,the soft tones
suit well,simple but nice
than kjs for sharing it with us
kennyblack (4193) 2012-09-29 10:26
Very beautiful this photo made soft by the presence of fog that prevented you from realizing this great work .. Thank you for sharing.
The best greetings, have a nice time ... Marino
Didi (49162) 2012-10-31 19:22
Hi Mikio San
The mist gives here an interesting attraction to your subject. Nice symetric picture.
It's possible also to take a 3/4 position on the left
for showing the architecture volume.
It was a simple suggestion.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (7108)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-16 1:37