The bridge is very common element in japanese gardens. I was searching in the japanese mythology and found the word I used as title.
Amenoukihashi is bridge liking the Earth and Heaven. In the Japanese mythology, the firs Gods summoned two deities, the male Izanagi and the female Izanami and ordered them to creat their first homes.
To help them in this task the Gods gave to them a spear covered with jewels, named Amenonuhoko (heaven spear).
The both deities, Izanagi and Izanam were the bridge between Heaven and Earth (Amenoukihashi) and they shook the sea with the Heaven Spear and when the first water drops fallen from the tip of the Spear the Island Onogoro-shima was created. So they came down to the island where they have two child Hiruko and Awashima, but they are imperfect and not considered gods. The deities put their child in a boat that was carried by the waves of Onogoro-shima.
Izanagi and Izanami married again and from this new union borned Ohoyashima, or the eight main islands the form Japan.
The photo was taken at the Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens in Palermo district.
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mesutilgim (95834) 2013-06-22 12:25
Hello dear Andre,
Japan in Buenos Aires !
Very nice capture with perfect pov and layout.Amazing reflections.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (100778) 2013-06-22 14:59
Beautiful bridge, wonderful place.
I like frame and reflection.
Have a nice afternoon
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2013-06-23 3:57
Lovely to see the close shot of the bridge here,it was the bridge that caught my eye in your recent post too. Even better still that this great image is accompanied by your cool note. Thanks for your research, I have learned a lot from at and will now know when i visit Japanese gardens what the symbolism is. Thank you!
All the best
Urs (14082) 2013-06-23 6:21
The Japanese red bridge and its reflection into the water. It is very romantic with the green scenery
PiotrF (19880) 2013-06-23 14:49
Nice colors.Perfect area and composition with your subject an incredibly intriguing composition and image this.
jhm (155358) 2013-06-25 4:34
Your word as tittle is splendid but I understand nothing of the Japanese mythology, this is an other subject.
Your picture is wonderful, these small bridge with people makes everything excellent for look at.
The bridge and arch, together the reflections make this image very attractive.
Wonderful panoramic view about these area.
Excellent composition, lovely colours, best presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
photoray (13981) 2013-06-25 17:08
Attractive classical Japanese bridge including impressionistic water reflection and dominating green surroundings.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13737)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-22 9:34