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Posts tagged Ninna-ji 仁和寺

宸殿の北庭

仁和寺

Kusho Myojin @ Ninnaji

九所明神

Today’s photo is from Kyoto, Japan. The interesting thing (to me) about these buildings is that even though they are on the site of a Buddhist temple (Ninnaji), they are Shinto in design. These three buildings hold nine gods and have been doing so since 1644. The stone lanterns in front come from the 17th Century as well.

Photomerge from Japan

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Several panel shoji inside Kyoto’s Ninnaji

I apologize for not posting more from my adventures in Japan recently, but that’s what happens when you are somewhere else, away from home, and it isn’t Japan.

Today’s random, desktop background is a 4-photo photomerge of the decorated 障子 inside 仁和寺. The temple has been around for more than 1,100 years, but I’m guessing this is a more recent creation. I probably took this photo because the handles on two of the shoji give the appearance of the tree having eyes.

Ninnaji panorama

11-photo photomerge of Ninnaji

After 45 days in Denmark, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and London, today I’m heading back to the USA. That means loads of waiting in airports and the ability to finally get around to processing photos like this one from three years ago in Kyoto.

Five-story pagoda of Ninnaji

five story pagoda at ninnaji from south garden

Today’s photo is of the same pagoda shown earlier, from much farther away.

Ninnaji’s 5-story pagoda

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five-story pagoda 仁和寺五重塔 in Kyoto, Japan

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