There was only one tree growing on top of the tumulus, and it was reaching for the sky

Komyo-ji Arakatsuka No.1 Tumulus
Shot at Komyo-ji Temple in Unoki, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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Unless you go to a spacious place such as the upper floors of a skyscraper or a riverbank, you can hardly see the sight of only the sky in Tokyo. In Tokyo, which has a high population density, buildings are built here and there, and the sky is narrow.

That's why it makes me happy when I come across a scene that seems to be empty. Especially if I could meet unexpectedly. The same was true when I came to the bell tower of Komyo-ji Temple in Unoki. I went up the stairs to see the bell tower, but what caught my eye was not the bell tower, but a tree standing beside it. I can't see the building behind the trees, only the sky is spreading.

Around the bell tower, which is a graveyard, only one place was raised. It is covered with grass and a tree stands at the top. The standing tree seems to be staring at the surroundings. The atmosphere is a little different from the surroundings. It is said that this is a tumulus. It was built at the end of the 5th century, and it is said that it was used as it was as a tomb for the surrounding dogs and their clan's party until the Muromachi period after the Kofun period.

When I looked into the viewfinder to take a picture of the standing tree, summer clouds were floating in the sky.

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Nov 2021 NATURE TOKYO

Where is Komyo-ji Temple in Unoki, Ota Ward?

PHOTO DATA

No

12086

Shooting Date

Jul 2021

Posted On

November 10, 2021

Modified On

November 11, 2021

Place

Unoki, Tokyo

Genre

Nature Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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