Kyoto is known as japanese "historical city", as it have many old temples, shrines and palaces (among which the famous "golden pavillion"). Building were not destroyed through the years because it is not a big earthquake area, and also because during WW2 US army did not bomb it, in order to save this historical heritage, eventhough it was supposed to be the target of second atomic bomb before Nagasaki was finally chosen.
Around these old temple and shrines, one can see quite often some young japanese girls wearing traditional and colorful kimonos.
This picture was shot near Kimuzudera shrine during "sakura" (cherry blossom) in 2011, one month after the big Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. In this situation, it was all the more refreshing to escape from Tokyo for a few days and enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossom and colorful kimonos, and see people smiling again, even though there is no doubt that the disaster was still in all minds.
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pierrejp (111) 2011-09-28 0:33
Nice contact with your model.
Welcome on TE.
jadesgran (3939) 2011-09-28 12:56
A lovely scene that you have captured well.The kimonas these ladies are wearing are bright and beautiful, and the format suits the picture well.
Noel_Byrne (13182) 2012-05-09 9:00
Beautiful capture of these two incredibly colorful ladies. They look very comfortable with you taking the shot too. I love the vertical format as well, works really well.
- Copyright: dominic michaud (Dominic-jpn) (87)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/2.8
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Hanami 2011 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-27 16:22
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