Visitors dressed in black could be seen on the approach stretching toward the main hall of Nanzen-ji Temple

Worshipers heading for main hall in Nanzen-Ji
Approach to Nanzen-ji Temple
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A large wooden gate rises at the entrance of Nanzen-ji Temple. Legend has it that Ishikawa Goemon, who climbed up here, left the phrase, "Is the view superb?" Even if Ishikawa Goemon's line is not historical fact, it is true that the view from the top of the gate is excellent, so I decided to climb up and enjoy the same feeling as Ishikawa Goemon. From the top of the gate, I could see the approach leading to the main hall through the branches.

As I gazed at the approach in a daze, three figures appeared. One was holding a parasol. All three were dressed in black, so they might have been visiting the temple for a Buddhist memorial service. It must be troublesome when the family temple is a tourist temple.

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PHOTO DATA

No

590

Shooting Date

Sep 2006

Posted On

October 30, 2006

Modified On

July 5, 2022

Place

Kyoto City, Kyoto

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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