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Spring Garden

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 3 May 2010 in Plant & Nature.

In ancient times the area around Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社) was inhabited by a hereditary class of Shinto priests and their families who kept the Shrine. By the time the Emperor Meiji abolished this hereditary class in the late 19th century, they had built a large village of over 300 houes, all surrounded by a moat whose waters were incorporated into their gardens as streams and ponds. Today, the garden of the Nishimura family (西村家庭園) is open to the public and is reported to have been designed several hundreds years ago.

NIKON D300 1/50 second F/4.0 ISO 500 43 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/50 second
F/4.0
ISO 500
43 mm (35mm equiv.)

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