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秋の蓮華寺

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 20 December 2011 in Plant & Nature.

This is a lovely temple named Rengeji [蓮華寺], which is in the Kamitakano region of northern Kyoto, and is famous for its maple trees. Normally few people come, but in the autumn busloads of tourists over-run the small grounds and buildings. The priest is a very kind man, and clearly this season brings in lots of money to help him keep the temple open and in good condition. Still, he tries to remind visitors that it is a religious site, created for the contemplation of the Buddha's dharma. He mentioned with dismay that sometimes tourists who arrive before the fall colors have reached their peak actually ask for their money back!

NIKON D300 1/20 second F/4.0 ISO 400 40 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/20 second
F/4.0
ISO 400
40 mm (35mm equiv.)

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