‘Kyoto - Higashiyama - Temple grounds of Kiyomizudera’
The picture is taken on the platform of the Kiyomizudera temple and shows the three-storied Koyasu Pagoda in a beautiful coloured spring landscape.
It’s just a 5 minute walk from the main temple through its garden to the pagoda and from there you have an equally beautiful view of the temple (for a pic of the temple see one of my previous posts).
Information from: http://sacredjapan.com
This delightful three-story pagoda on the southern slope facing the Hondō (= main temple of Kiyomizudera) was constructed about the same time as the Hondō.
The Senjū Kannon enshrined here, called Koyasu Kannon – Kannon who protects children and childbirth – has always had a great following.
Although its unclear when this cult began, it is said that Emperor Shomu (reigned 724-749) and his consort Empress Komyo (701-760) came here to pray for the safe delivery of their children.
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fabbs99 (17167) 2014-06-05 22:57
Lovely view of the temple grounds of Kiyomizudera.Great colors and sharpness and an excellent point of view from high above.Very well done,TFS.
emka (100959) 2014-06-05 23:49
Nice three storied pagoda (always odd number :))but amazing hare a re the colours of trees. Spectacular composition. The white (sakura?) looks specially attractive.
WArm regrads MAlgo
lousat (93714) 2014-06-06 0:53
Waaw Paul,what a choice of point of view and what a moment too,the colors of the trees are fantastic,perfect to create a colorful frame around this temple,made in an original architechture and cuaght with fine detail despite the distance,truly a beautiful pic! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
dta (79525) 2014-06-06 1:10
Bonjour Paul ,
Il n'y aurait cette floraison blanche , on pourait croire à une vue automnale ! Des couleurs magnifiques pour ce parc et cette pagode dans un superbe décor montagneux .
Sergiom (82931) 2014-06-06 5:38
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Quel beau point de vue sur les jardins et cette superbe pagode rouge. J'aime beaucoup les différentes variétés d'arbres qui donnent de belles touches de couleurs.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-06-06 6:15
un superbe site aux couleurs magnifiques. Excellent choix du POV et une composition très réussie.
cornejo (43859) 2014-06-06 11:24
Hi Paul, very good view of this beautiful temple surrounded by beautiful nature, very well composed and captured by a great pov, pretty good in this picture. An interesting image of a nice place. Good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ktanska (28168) 2014-06-06 12:08
Wonderful to see so many shades of green on this spring fresh landscape. Good high viewpoint and the red temple is perfectly placed. White flowering trees look amazing.
tatadalou (7459) 2014-06-06 21:50
C'est une belle explosion de couleurs que tu nous proposes aujourd'hui, entre les arbres en fleurs et cette pagode rouge, nous voilà servis ! La lumière semble très dure et peu évidente à manoeuvrer.
jhm (155358) 2014-06-07 1:11
Dit zijn de kleuren welke ik zond per email.
Werkelijk ook zo mooi, daarbij een schitterend panorama zicht over deze omgeving.
Uw link geeft nog een stuk meer informative.
Heel mooi foto werk, bedankt.
Prettig en vooral warm pinksterweekend gewenst,
danos (99890) 2014-06-07 3:21
great the colourful scenery with the red temple to dominating the fascinating place.I like all this beauty with the variety of the colours to are so impressive and unique.
mesutilgim (95834) 2014-06-07 4:29
Hello dear Paul,
Amazing scenery from Japan, captured with perfect pov and layout. It's a mixture of spring and autumn colors.
Very good pov and layout. Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
PS.We spent only 4 days in Urfa, Mardin and Gaziantep. The earth where Tigris and Euphrates meets each other. A place full wit biblical stories. The Assyrian Monasteries are really fassinating. I've bought there a CD with Assyrian Biblical Music which is quite similar to turkish and arabic music and quite relaxing to listen to it !
willperrett (11294) 2014-06-07 6:56
Gorgeous landscape that seems quintessentially Japanese. The colours are intense - maybe saturated in PP - the blues in the background in particular. But a stunning location and beautifully composed.
Fis2 (100778) 2014-06-07 9:05
Good frame and light.
COSTANTINO (66601) 2014-06-07 11:46
Hello dear friend
how many beautiful colors here
lovely view with the temple inside
the colors of the trees are almost perfect
I liked your useful notes that it s just a 5
minute walk from the main temple through its \
garden to the pagoda I would like to be
there to have a walk
a great job welldone
have a nice time
photoray (13981) 2014-06-07 12:10
Wonderful view of Higashiyama's radiant and colorful landscaping, then a glimpse of the classical Kiyomizudera Temple.
Thanks for sharing,
siudzi (34141) 2014-06-08 8:25
This is extremely beautiful spring post! The palette of intensive and contrasting tones is simply impressive and made the scene so well. The red temple is a superb plus for the whole composition full of interests. Well done!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-06-08 10:07
Lovely landscape i like the different colors and details.
dale54 (8276) 2014-06-08 11:07
paul hello..simply beautiful.the color through out this pic is stunning! tfs. dale
adramad (46992) 2014-06-08 14:44
How wonderful place, with this beauty of colors, the pagoda stands majestically, in the midst of such a nature paradise, an image captured beautifully for our delight. TFS.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Happy start to the week.
jemaflor (99141) 2014-06-09 1:26
Superbe composition avec ce temple en point fort et cette magnifique végétation aux différentes teintes, bonne netteté et rendu de la luminosité.
serp2000 (44726) 2014-06-09 11:52
Thumbs up! I like your fresh photo series from Japan! I like essential composition with the famous Japanese architecture and so picturesque landscape. I don't know about April, but these colors remind me the autumn forest only. Have you met Takero in Tokyo?
abmdsudi (55670) 2014-06-09 19:21
That's Spring in splendour, really well done and what a massive lift to the image of such a bright colourful shot when massed together like this, the epitome of spring in Japan. I like the composition here where the vivid red pavilion anchors and settle the focus. It's subtly exposed full of immaculate detail and great dof. A very lovely capture of this beautiful countryside and it stands right out, Congrats.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-06-10 10:18
Wow! Beautiful landscape! I like the architecture especially surrounded by beautiful colors. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
PiotrF (19880) 2014-06-12 11:56
Amazing the colourful scenery with the temple in the fascinating place. Spring here is wonderful. Very well captured and nicely composed shot of a pleasant atmosphere. The light is perfectly managed and the colours are well exposed.
carlo62 (50914) 2014-06-13 0:33
questa foto l'avevo persa, sarebbe stato un peccato, perché si tratta di una bellissima immagine.
Bella l'architettura rossa che spicca su un tappeto multicolore di foglie e fiori, uno spettacolo della natura.
ikeharel (73559) 2014-06-14 6:45
A harmony of colors mingle on the beautiful scene, Paul.
The shrne in red seems as "rising" within the lavish vegetation.
White flowers blossom in excelent contrast, and the chosen point where taken is skillfully collected the DOF.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-06-19 5:12
after few weeks of absence on TE I have to catch up with loads of pretty pictures. From what I see your trip to Japan resulted in very interesting series - my sincere congratulations. This one in particular drew my attention mostly because of the natural mosaic which the trees created in here with all their different colors. The red temple emerges from among them very unexpectedly but adds plenty of charm to the view with its subtle architectural style. The whole photo reminds me very much of some painting. Very good job done!
Thanks for sharing
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2014-06-22 7:20
What an amazing array of colors you have captured here, I must wonder if there are any places more beautiful than Japanese gardens? Even the ones we have here which are at best poor imitations are so rich and colorful, but they are not a patch on this amazing natural display. The beautiful red pagoda is the icing on the cake in this scene, a wonderful example of how man made and natural can coexist perfectly well.
Thanks for sharing.
Angshu (56760) 2014-06-24 21:20
Hello dear Paul
There are a lot of things to appreciate the beauty of in this picture...the wonderfully colourful foliage,not to speak the distinctive white silvery leaves which glow in the FG and the fine red pagoda of the temple, which is the centre of atrraction. Fine work!
GiovanniG (3581) 2014-07-03 20:01
Wonderful capture with an ideal POV. The colors and detail are spot on.
Cricri (121309) 2014-07-13 15:29
J'aime les couleurs du paysage avec le rouge du temple qui surgit de la végétation, très jolie
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-27 7:24
Very beautifully shoot the three storied red pagoda in centre and surroundings was decorated by colored trees made it just like a picture postcard. Good contrast and well sharped image.