Different angle on the treasure warehouse at the shrine.
Greetings Billy, Thanks for visiting. There isn't a bad angle on this building. The colors and craftsmanship were superb. I am glad you like the shot. One of the last before my camera suffered the big death, Error 99.
Your new Japanese series very beautiful.....
amazing oriental culture,professional shots....!
Greetings Laci, Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. We had such a great time in Japan, besides Mt. Fuji. The shrines and temples around Nikko are beautiful, but his is the most ornate and colorful of them all. I am glad you like the shots.
Great architecture with amazing detailed construction. Looks like a kind of log house.
Nicely catched, and I'm astonished how you mapped the pic at the correct (if it is) position between the japanes signs. Do you understand japanese?
Greetings Poly, Thanks for visiting and commenting. The buildings at the shrine were all amazing, all hand crafted wood. I'm fairly sure of the location, but cheated. I open Google earth on splitscreen to get a little better resolution and then find similar photographs and kind of piggyback on the ones with Japanese characters. I understand very little Japanese even though my mother in law is from Japan and the father in law is second generation Japanese here in America.
Rich, you have long been the master of dramatic mountain photos. your sense of composition has proven itself again for buildings. Well done.
Greetings Hank, Thanks so much for visiting and the wonderful comments. I am flattered, but I have to give a lot of credit to my subjects. The shrines and temples in Japan are so rich in design, art and history that you could spend a lifetime there. The natural side of Japan could take another life time. A two week snapshot is a bit of sensory overload if you don't get there with the right perspective of enjoying what you can see and imagining the rest. We had a very good time on our trip. I am glad you like the photographs.
Richard, you're a lucky guy, having a personal japanese speaking guide. I always wanted to go to the "land of the rising sun", but obviously everything is signed only in japanese and nearly nobody speaks a foreign language, so I'd be afraid to be lost. And I doubt by knowing only "Sayonara, ai·shi·te·i·ma·su" and "sumimasen" to find a place to eat and sleep. ;-)
Greetings Poly, We did have excellent translators on the weekends when we were with relatives. The rest of the time we were on our own and never had a problem with communication. The Japanese all have seem to have some English in school and many like to practice it with you. They are all very helpful and if it comes to charades they can figure out what you need very quickly. Go for it. You will have a blast.
Well, I'll think over it again. And I'll have some researches in the family album, maybe there are some japanese relatives.
Beautiful shot, place and shrine *Richard.
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Lipizza - Lipica 12
Greetings Marilyn, Thanks so much for the visit and wonderful comments. I am glad you like this photo. This shrine is very beautiful and very ornate as you can see from this building. There are many more like this. The wood carving is exquisite.
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Photo taken in Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Misplaced? Suggest new location