Cylinders In The Eastern Garden

Stone Cylinders in Tohuku-Ji
Shot at Tohuku-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto Tetsu Ozawa

The garden called Hojo East Garden was made with the stones

There are several Japanese gardens on the grounds of Tofuku-Ji Temple. This photo shows one of them, the eastern garden. The ground is paved with stones and placed here and there with columns. The entire garden paved with stones represents a microcosmic space, and the seven columns seem to represent the Big Dipper.

Incidentally, the height of the standing columns is different from each other. Therefore, I thought that the luminosity of each of the seven stars of the Big Dipper was represented, but this was not the case. Actually the luminosity of all the seven stars is about the same, and there seems to be no difference like the height of the pillars in this photo.

JP

Where is Tohuku-Ji?

PHOTO DATA

No

581

Shooting Date

Sep 2006

Posted On

October 21, 2006

Place

Tohuku-Ji, Kyoto

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V