This photograph is taken from a sidewalk near on the top of a mountain, when I visited the temple ("Yama-dera") on a mountain in Yamagata Prefecture in autumn four years ago. A temple on a mountain is called as formal name "Risshaku-ji", and is a temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism. From ancient times, it collected the faith of people as uemple of an evil destiny end temple. It's assumed that the founding is made into A.D. 860. As Basho Matsuo, a haiku poet, visited here in 1689 on the way of a trip, and that time he wrote the following haiku.
"The utter silence …, cutting through the very stone a cicada's rasp".
I climbed nearly 800 stone steps and arrived at the stage projected over the rock called "Godaido". The village with the red tin roof was located in a line to the both sides of the narrow alley of the mountain valley.
1. Ksitigarbha(Sanskrit: क्षितिगर्भ Kṣitigarbha) in temple precincts: workshop
2. Temple on mountain: workshop
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pajaran (66318) 2014-03-18 22:10
Dobar dan, popodne.
U Srbiji je jutro 06,08. sati.
Dobar tekst o mestu i starom hramu, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
In Serbia Morning 06.08. hours.
A good article about the place and the old temple, with a history and description of the ...
Good shot, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and demonstrated architecture, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
abmdsudi (58260) 2014-03-18 23:41
Fabulous shot! taken from high up displaying the lush green landscape with the beautiful small town in the valley catches the eye as strong focal. I think that is the reason why you just can't pass it without taking a shot or two and who could possible grow tired of such a peaceful setting, definitely not a scene you could ever get bored of looking at. This has a freshness to it, in feel as well as look. Congrats
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-03-18 23:59
Great shot Mikio,
Very well captured.Nice colors.
jemaflor (103639) 2014-03-19 0:06
Good pov on this village, nice contrast of colors for the presentation, well the result with the road through the village.
dta (82960) 2014-03-19 2:08
Hello Miko ,
An interesting view on the village nestled in the lush green valley . I like the contrast provided by the red roofs .
lousat (98285) 2014-03-19 2:21
Hi Kato,the choice of point of view makes the difference.Truly nice the view on this small village between the mountains,i like the quality of details and the bright colors despite the distance and the difficult light,very well done and very interesting.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (59750) 2014-03-19 4:11
This is a splendid view of the village in the valley. It is very nicely surrounded by trees and hills, and the red roofs are strong eye-catchers. It is interesting to watch the small fields between the village and the forest.
jhm (160917) 2014-03-19 6:12
Congratulations to your 700th picture on TE, I hope that we get yet a lot nice pictures.
A lovely panoramic view about these nice area.
Excellent perspective and depth picture with pleasant original colours.
A nice composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-19 6:48
pretty picture and taken from good, slightly higher POV which ensured lovely panorama view. The road splits the town into two well balanced parts and loads of greenery add life and color to the composition.
Nice colors and well given sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
saxo042 (37968) 2014-03-19 7:33
This could nearly have been a non-figurative painting, if you just look at the colours and the composition here. A belt of differently coloured squares along a diagonal line, surrounded by dark green colours with thick brush-strokes. But also a very pleasant view over a peaceful valley! A very attractive picture.
ikeharel (79161) 2014-03-19 9:26
A loverly small town situated in the lavish green valley, Mikio.
Good clarity and DOF, red roof-tops in fine contrast.
Well taken from a higher POV.
PaulVDV (32695) 2014-03-19 12:10
An excellent high POV to present us this village at both sides of the main street and beautifully surrounded by lush green mountain slopes.
It looks like a nice place to live.
The temple we see in the workshop is wonderfully integrated in the lush vegetation.
Best regards, Paul
mesutilgim (97730) 2014-03-19 14:43
Nice birdseye view from Yamagata with good layout and perfect sharpness. Interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
photoray (13981) 2014-03-19 15:02
Attractive bird's eye view of the village flowing through the landscape. The subdued lighting adds to the lush green forests.
danos (103212) 2014-03-19 22:33
very nice the panoramic view of the village as is 'muffled' between the dense green.I like the creative perspective,giving depth in the scene with the WS to complete perfect the whole image.Well done.
mcmtanyel (29668) 2014-03-25 20:43
What an absolutely adorable village! Lovely green fields and forest contrasted by cute red roofs. Well seen and very well rendered.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, 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, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-18 21:28