This temple is the head temple of the Tōfuku-ji School of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. It was built in 1236 on the instructions of Kujō Michiie, the great statesman of the Kamakura period, who desired to build in Kyoto a temple complexes in Nara. Its name is a combination of one character of Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji in Nara. From 1236 to 1255, it was built and stored the Gautama Buddha statue and Maitreya (Bodhisattva). Its original buildings were burned, but were rebuilt in the 15th century according to the original plans. About this time it flourished as one of the Five Great Temples of Kyoto and generalizes the end temple of a 360 little more than piece temple. And then, although protection repair was added by the general of Ashikaga, Toyotomi, Tokugawa and others, and it was told the honor as the greatest Zen temple in Kyoto. Enterring Meiji period, the mister, the assembly hall, the head priest's residence and the abbacy were again burned down in 1881. Reconstruction was begun in 1890 and it was completed in 1934. Moreover, here is the place of autumnal leaves representing Kyoto here and many tourists visit here to see the paroramic view with autumnal tints. About 2000 autumnal leaves are seen from the Tsūten Bridge of this temple. It was a place of the most emotional autumnal leaves in having seen in my life.
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gervaso (9859) 2013-09-20 5:02
The architectural details of the temple are beautiful, and surrounded by those red and orange leaves it's just great! Wonderful composition, with excellent colors! Well done!
papagolf21 (84804) 2013-09-20 5:02
Encore une composition de toute beauté. Superbe réalisation très appréciée.
Très bonne journée.
pajaran (50532) 2013-09-20 5:38
Interesantan tekst o hramu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na lisce sa jesenjim bojama i hram ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto u jesen.
Sve najbolje za vikend sa lepim secanjem na posetu hramu i 2007. godinu.
An interesting article about the temple, with the given data and history ...
Nice view of the leaves with autumn colors and the Temple ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place shown in the fall.
All the best for the weekend with a nice memory of the visit to the temple and 2007a. year.
daddo (23607) 2013-09-20 5:39
Hi dear Mikio. This vibrantly coloured image brings back happy memories of my trip to Japan in autumn.Your title is most suitable for the colours of the Japanese maples. Nice POV focusing on the trees and just catching the roof of the temple. Regards. Klaudio.
goodwill (4224) 2013-09-20 9:20
The shades of orange, lemon and red are inspiring and inviting.
This is simplicity blended with color contrast and the outcome is pleasing.
jemaflor (83046) 2013-09-20 11:43
So lovely colors with these red trees, well composed your photo with these roofs, interesting architecture.
ikeharel (55368) 2013-09-21 0:31
Stunning orange/red/yellow autumn colors from 2007, Mikio.
Rising temple roof-tops mingle in fine harmony with the vivid colors.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
danos (85221) 2013-09-21 6:45
fascinating the view of these superb colours of the leafs during the Autumn,as are the eye caching of the scene.I like these superb colours,with the presentation to be so imposing.
mesutilgim (82344) 2013-09-21 12:46
Very nice capture of this beautiful autumnal scenery !
Good pov and perfect layout nice bright and warm colors.
TFS and have a nice weekend
mcmtanyel (12039) 2013-09-21 15:21
Beautiful Autumn colors crowned by elegant roofs of a temple. A very pleasant photo with lush colors. TFS!
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abmdsudi (42012) 2013-09-22 4:41
This is the moment when nature shows off its autumn splendour with burst of stunning colors. it's perfect and I'd hang that on my wall with great pride and I think you could not ask for anything better. You have captured the grand trees so beautifully when nature lavishes its best on you. Congrats
mirosu (13190) 2013-09-22 20:30
Tis is very well arranged photo with house roofs partly hidden by colourful trees. The mood of this photo and palette of fall colors is entrancing. I really like the composition. The rich colors were really catching my eyes! Wish you a nice week. Greetings, Miro.
COSTANTINO (53757) 2013-09-26 22:49
the title is unique and the whole scenery
is fantastic autumn colors are warm and
have a great variety
a real picture from the best painter
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 900 IS
- Exposure: f/5.8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-20 4:54