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Spring Rain (春の雨)

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 27 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Caught by a sudden rain, I ducked under the eaves at Sudo Shrine (崇道神社) to wait it out. I had been shooting photos for more than an hour, but only the few I took sitting there in the quiet, cold rain really spoke to me.

This is the roof of Sudo Shrine. The gold chrysanthemum emblems show that the shrine has an association with the Imperial family. The place enshrines the aggrieved spirit of Prince Sawara (早良親王) who died in 785 in exile after a sqabble at court. Like Sugawara no Michizane, of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, he was given a place to appease his spirit.

NIKON D300 8/5 seconds F/8.0 ISO 100 255 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
8/5 seconds
F/8.0
ISO 100
255 mm (35mm equiv.)

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