Inside, Minamimon (South Gate), Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara, Kansai, Japan

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Comments (19)

Raúl Acösta Madrid on October 14, 2008

It is incredible as changing the architecture of buildings in different parts of the world, very nice image Richard Ryer.

Greetings from Chile.Raúl.

Maciej K on October 15, 2008

Hi Rich, Interesting trip to Japan pays in the nice collection of photos. Here you’ll find a piece of Japan in Poland. Cheers Maciej

Richard Ryer on October 15, 2008

Greetings Maciej, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I am glad you like the photos. Although this shrine seemed small by comparison to others, it was very crowded and I assume very popular.



Richard Ryer on October 15, 2008

Greetings Raul, Thanks for visiting and commenting. The buildings here were in such good condition and very colorful It was a feast for the eyes.



Steve Paxton on October 15, 2008

still a place i want to go to lovely view of it.

Richard Ryer on October 15, 2008

Greetings Steve, Thanks for visiting and commenting. Go to Japan for sure. Take 2 weeks at least, the more time the better. There is so much to see and do. Some temples and shrines are not in as good a condition as this one. They still have their own character and appeal. We probably got to visit a short time after the shrine was cleaned or painted. The color was remarkable. So yes, go visit Japan and you will enjoy yourself.



taoy (keep Panoramio… on October 15, 2008

Hello Rich. You are right. Kasuga-Taisha shrine is in middle of repairing. It's called 式年造替 (shiki nen zou tai: routine repairing). It carried out once in 20 years. This time (planned to finish in 2015) is 60th of the routine (20 x 60 = 1200 years).

Greetings from Japan

Faintlightofdawn on October 16, 2008

Beautifully composed photo Rich, lovely colours. Best wishes, Fai

Richard Ryer on October 16, 2008

Greetings Taoy and Fai, Thanks for visiting and commenting and the great insights. The shrine is beautiful. I remember being told thirty years ago about the 20 years cycle for repairs and rebuilding. I am glad we got to see this beautiful shrine in such wonderful condition. The colors are so vibrant. Thanks again for the visit.



A. Trigo on October 16, 2008

How good will it be going with this climate as well, not think about hitting the jump.

Sincerely, A. Wheat

Richard Ryer on October 17, 2008

Greetings A. Wheat, I think I understand the translation. We did have a wonderful time. I don't think it could have been much better unless it was cooler and the skies clearer.



May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 20, 2008

Great photo, Rich, of a beautiful construction! Japan must be really worth travelling. Cheers, May

Richard Ryer on October 20, 2008

Greetings May, Thanks so much for the visit and your wonderful comments. You are so right. What Switzerland has in beautiful mountains and valleys, Japan has in ancient culture and beautiful national treasures. A trip to Japan is highly recommended. I hope you can visit there one day.



Mariya P. on October 27, 2008

Your Japan surprising! Very beautifully! cheers, Masha

Richard Ryer on October 27, 2008

Greetings Masha, Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. The Japanese temples and shrines were all in very good condition as we visited. The colors were fresh and bright. The landscape was all very green. A wonderful trip.



Sinan KARAPINAR on December 12, 2008

süpper photo:)

Richard Ryer on April 10, 2014

Greetings Gunda, Thanks for the visit and the comment. Cheers, Rich

nunila77 merche on September 4, 2014

Bella entrada al templo, con ese color rojo que tanto guata a los japoneses. LIKE. Saludos desde Madrid.

Richard Ryer on September 5, 2014

Greetings Nunila, Thanks for the visit and the comment. The gate was beautiful and just restored and painted. It had an inner light. Cheers, Rich

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Photo taken in Kasuganocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8212, Japan

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