This woman is attending a "hatsugama" (初釜), the first tea ceremony of the new year, at Daitokuji Temple (大徳寺).
The fourth and last in this short photo series for my wife, a wise student of tea (茶道).
I love Cha-do. I participated in quite a few myself as a buddhist student.
29 Jan 2009 6:43am
I love how the woman seems such a natural part of the scene. And the calligraphy on the doorpost. I'm really enjoying these photographs - apart from their beauty, it's a glimpse into another culture about which I know little but want to learn more.
29 Jan 2009 6:56am
She looks very relax and at ease walking down these old path. Great shot.
29 Jan 2009 9:00am
This is so wonderful. She really stands out here. Composition, light, and detail is perfect
29 Jan 2009 12:03pm
Great composition GJC. And that tea souond so inviting...
29 Jan 2009 12:41pm
I love her tradition dress...beautiful shot.
29 Jan 2009 2:00pm
A woman in a Kimono is walking... Nice moment!
29 Jan 2009 2:09pm
brilliantly composed, eloquent and superb llighting, very GJC ;)
29 Jan 2009 2:34pm
What a beautiful day and delightful place! Lovely lighting and composition, as always.:-)
29 Jan 2009 3:33pm
Beautiful moment !
29 Jan 2009 3:43pm
Fabulous. The light is so wonderful and the colors so rich. The composition is perfect.
29 Jan 2009 4:39pm
29 Jan 2009 4:42pm
lovely photo. i've enjoyed the series.
29 Jan 2009 4:52pm
Very nicely seen and composed.
29 Jan 2009 6:30pm
Great composition and splendid colours. Great work.
29 Jan 2009 7:03pm
There is a wonderful harmony between the dress of the woman and the architecture (as Cat observed) and the whole is lovely.
29 Jan 2009 7:17pm
Fantastic. Beauty & harmony.
29 Jan 2009 7:53pm
such beautiful layers in this one
29 Jan 2009 8:31pm
Beautiful gentle colours.
29 Jan 2009 8:46pm
Simply beautiful colors, bits of red and green meshed together to create this lovely image. This is the type of image that will make you want to get away from the hectic urban society and relax in nature. =D
29 Jan 2009 8:51pm
Very nice, the dip in the roadway really draws us through the shot, and perfectly balanced it is too.
29 Jan 2009 9:37pm
Gorgeous! I wish I could experience a tea ceremony. I am sitting here enjoying my browsing with a cup of tea right now! Great shot!
29 Jan 2009 9:53pm
Well balanced composition of light,colours and shapes! Of course, the lady captured unawares adds a delightful accent to the whole! I follow her silhouette and my eye goes up to the beautiful patterns on the roofs!
30 Jan 2009 2:57am
Very well shot, i like the composition and the balance of colors in this photo.
30 Jan 2009 3:00am
A really beautiful composition.. stunning picture and amazing colors!
30 Jan 2009 3:28am
beautiful! and the figure in the shot is special:)
1 Feb 2009 2:17am
I like the bold colors you are using. Very nice.
2 Feb 2009 6:13am
Wow! This composition is simply superb!
6 Feb 2009 5:50pm
lots of pleasing geometric shapes and different detail within each sinuous rectangle in the frame. the woman gives the image a strong sense of purpose and direction, less restful than it might be without a human form.
8 Feb 2009 11:49pm
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