This photograph is taken at the entrance of Zōjō-ji which is in the site in Shiba Park in Tokyo in winter four years ago. Although it hardly snowed in Tokyo, it was covered in the snow from the previous day on that day, and the precincts of a temple were covered in snow. The sky was covered with gray and was a heavy atmosphere. For the reason, I did not see visitors much, either. This temple was a temple of the Jōdo Buddhism and the Edo period was a family temple of the Tokugawa family. Several of generals of those days are buried in the grave of this temple. By the air raid of World War II, some buildings such as a five‐storied pagoda were burned down during war. Tokyo Tower stands on the hill slightly elevated in the back hand of a park. It is an old and new combination of a temple and a tower.
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holmertz (43275) 2012-02-27 8:07
This is a fine picture with a good atmosphere, although it looks wet and cold. The red and yellow details have a strong effect on this grey day and the combination of modern tower and old temple is quite attractive. Although representing such different times and different styles they complement each other very well. The person with the umbrella is well placed to provide depth and a human presence, he also balances the tower very well.
guld (1042) 2012-02-27 8:35
Hi Mikio! I love this photo. Reflects the essence of winter and also the mixture of old and new very well. I appreciate the human presence in there. To me, it gives the photo a warmth. Curious enough I took a photo of that tower three years ago in September and it looked stark red in the sunshine. I like it better this way.This is a very well composed shot!
sacimar (26069) 2012-02-27 9:14
I like this image, the picture atmosphere is also interesting.. it should be very cold there, good perspective, well seen,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-27 9:50
The useful note describes well the history of the temple. Taking up photography is quite spectacular. The red color brightens up the gray. Very good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-27 13:37
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PJE (20758) 2012-02-27 18:28
Hello Mikio. This is a nice shot on a snowy day here at the temple. I love how the red and yellow highlights stand out on a seemingly black and white setting. Add to that the visitor with umbrella bringing activity to the frame. Great shot. Question about the two dots in the cloudy sky above...are those kites or dust marks from your sensor. Not sure if your camera has interchangeable lenses?
shevchenko (18892) 2012-02-28 1:55
Tidy shot and good frame to the temple and iron tower, good contrast in between the traditional style architecture with the modern age architecture, I just like this beautiful winter view, thanks for sharing.
adores (39179) 2012-02-28 17:23
I like this architecture with the falling snow and the woman going up. It's a good composition and a very good atmosphere!
fabianoleite (9665) 2012-02-28 17:26
A typical Japanese style, with this great temple and its interesting shape. Good decision to center the palace, in these specific circumstances - lots of symetry. The dark weather creates an interesting mood - worth of the great samurai masters of the past. Good work, congratulations!
danos (88819) 2012-02-29 7:51
lovely Winter scenery with the misty and snowing atmosphere to makes it unique.I like the created depth from the stairs with the lonely woman to adds life in this empty for human being scene.
danyy (0) 2012-03-01 6:59
j'aime l'ambiance très tempétueuse de de cette prise de vue, des conditions de travail vraiment pas bonne, faites pour les photographes courageux. La couleur rouge a du mal à s'imposer mais elle égaie un peu la morosité.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-03-06 11:42
Ola Mikio ,
Interessante foto neste dia a nevar com este templo de fundo bom contraste com a enorme torre de fundo , parabéns !!
Um abraço Gonçalo
COSTANTINO (57871) 2012-03-18 5:49
interesting capture taken in a snowy day
the useful notes describe very well
the history of this old temple
thanks for sharing them with us
ikeharel (60317) 2014-02-20 7:28
Winter in full swing, snow falls and eviodent over pic. space.
Inspite the harsh weather, there is a good view of the shrine and it's outlines.
Golden lions protect the edifice from any kind of disturbance...
Taken by a brave photographer, dare to be out on such a day, cheers.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 900 IS
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-27 7:58