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Day #1723

Day #1723 Title: Face Down September (Tokyo Temple Edition)
Location: Sensō-ji, Tokyo, Japan
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Notes: Just because I’m in Japan for all of the Tuesdays in September, doesn’t mean I would forget to do a Face Down Tuesday shot! It was just a case of finding a suitable location. So here it is… outside one of the quieter temples at the Sensō-ji complex, I found a spot where nobody was paying me any attention, and with the addition of a suitable local prop, here is September’s Face Down image. Of course, it’s also for Treasure Hunt Theme #10 – Once A Month, SeptemberRead more about my stay.
One Year Ago: Day #1357
Two Years Ago: Day #992
Three Years Ago: Day #627
Four Years Ago: Day #262

Day #1717

Day #1717 Title: Offerings
Location: Jishu Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: We left Kurashiki after breakfast and arrived in Kyoto just before lunchtime, having been on another swift Shinkansen service. Our first port of call was Nishiki Market to find something to eat, then hop into taxis to take us up the hill to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple complex. It was very busy, but there were still little corners where you could find some peace and quiet. This was at a little Shintō shrine on the edge of the site. I loved the way the light was falling onto the scene. I then walked into town along some of the charming back streets, arriving in time to have an evening guided walk of the Gion Geisha district. Then more walking to meet the others for dinner. Kyoto is very tiring! But there is so much to see, and we are only here for a couple of days. Read more about my stay.
One Year Ago: Day #1351
Two Years Ago: Day #986
Three Years Ago: Day #621
Four Years Ago: Day #256

Day #1712

Day #1712 Title: The Torii Gates Of Shōren-ji
Location: Takayama, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 10-22mm EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM
Notes: Another baking hot, humid day. We started off by wandering through the morning markets along the banks of the river. Then we were taken to the Hida No Sato folk village, which has many preserved old buildings and demonstrates traditional ways of life. I then enjoyed a quick snack lunch whilst visiting the Hida Kokubunji Pagoda. After cooling down in some of the lovely air-conditioned shops in town, I broke into a sweat once more by climbing the hill to Shōren-ji temple, on the slopes of Shiroyama Park. The midgies were biting, but it was worth it for this view – and the cup of green frothy tea I enjoyed afterwards at a tiny local tea house on the way back down again. Read more about my stay.
One Year Ago: Day #1346
Two Years Ago: Day #981
Three Years Ago: Day #616
Four Years Ago: Day #251

Day #1709

Day #1709 Title: The Red Umbrella
Location: Zenkō-ji Temple, Nagano
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: We moved on to the mountain town of Nagano this morning. We are staying in traditional temple lodgings near the Zenkō-ji shrine. Once we had left our bags we had a tasty lunch of the local soba noodles in the town and then we were able to wander around at our leisure. Zenkō-ji is a beautiful Buddhist temple, in the north of the town. The chief priest walks under a red umbrella on his way to the ceremonies. This one was used as a sun shade on a picnic table in the grounds. Read more about my stay.
One Year Ago: Day #1343
Two Years Ago: Day #978
Three Years Ago: Day #613
Four Years Ago: Day #248