No Snow, No Tripod, No D300 But Another Kyoto's Shot !

I don't want to leave any negative comments on the top of my blog. I'm posting a couple of snapshots that I took from the recent trip to Japan.Nothing spectacular, but better than venting. By the way, the weather there was extremely hot in September !




Kinkakuji Shrine (Golden Pavilion)  is the popular name for one of the main buildings of a Buddhist Japanese temple in Kyoto Japan. The name Golden Pavilion comes from the Japanese term Kinkakuji, which literally means the temple of the Golden Pavilion.





I was lucky enough to met "Bishamonten" , The Samurai's god of war and warriors, and a dispenser of wealth and good fortune. Bishamonten is also considered a god of healing, with the power to save emperors from life-threatening illness and to expel the demons of plague. One who hears everything; lord of north; bestower of treasure and wealth; heals illness; expels demons and evil; also known as the Great Black Warrior.




Angel & Demon nearby the Shrine.




Shinto architecture is the architecture of Japanese Shinto shrines.This image was shot at Kinkakuji shrine.  
 



Yasaka Shrine,Kyoto - just about 10 minutes walk from Gion.




The great lantern of Maruyama Park,Kyoto.





 A statue of another great samurai, Sakamoto Ryoma and Nakaoka Shintaro in Maruyama Park,Kyoto Japan. Ryōma has inspired at least seven television drama series, six novels, seven manga and five films.Ryōma was assassinated at the age of 33 and killed on his birthday in 1867 at the Ōmiya inn in Kyoto, not long before the Meiji Restoration took place.Initial reports accused members of the Shinsengumi for Ryōma and Nakaoka Shintarō deaths, but another pro-Shogun group, the Mimawarigumi's Imai Nobuo confessed to the murder in 1870.





Erika with Ninja at Uzumasa Egamura, Kyoto




The Sagano and Arashiyama districts are located in the western part of Kyoto City. In the 8th century, aristocrats often came to this area of rice fields and bamboo woods to enjoy the colored leaves, or to go boating. The landscape today is still reminiscent of that period.




Sagano in Arashiyama Mountains,Japan.




The Romantic train at Sagano



The legendary Tanuki- Japanese Raccoon Dog.In Japanese folklore the Tanuki has great physical strength and supernatural powers and it is a master of shape-changing!




 The cold stream at Arashiyama Mountains.




Date Masamune ? I have few theories about this Samurai Kobuto (helmet) . First is that it wasn’t suitable for battle. It must have merely been decorative. My other theory -the designer who designed it secretly wanted the person who wore it to be killed rather quickly...hehehehehe...




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