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.
October 21, 2006
Still Life Photography
CANON EOS 1V