江ノ島・夕景 (An evening at Enoshima)

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anico61 on April 8, 2010

Beautifule view! Voted!

Greetings from Hungary Anico

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

Hello, anico61. Thank you very much for your comment.

I took this picture, remembering conversion of a five-headed dragon who used to live here around Enoshima area.

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

About 1,500 years ago, the five-headed dragon used to live around here. The dragon used to make such disasters for the people living in neighborhood villages. For example, he used to destroy rice fields, cause Tsunamis, so on and so forth. He used to kill even innocent children. And the vicious one did it just for fun.

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

On April 13 in the year of 552, there was a big earth quake around here. With a sudden explosion in the ocean, an island, Enoshima, was produced.

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

The dragon saw a beautiful and graceful goddess, who came down from the heaven into the island, accompanied with her servants. At the very moment, he fell in love with the goddess. Love at the first sight...

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

He wanted to marry her and to the goddess he said "I am the king and I would like to accept you as my wife." But the goddess was dead against it, saying "I shall never marry such a vicious one like you." Even though he was flatly rejected by the goddess, he couldn't stop his desire to see her graceful smile, and he gradually started to recollect how vicious he used to be. Even after so many trials in vein, the dragon couldn't stop his desire to see her graceful smile and finally made a vow before the goddess. He told her that he would remain a good dragon for the rest of his life and help the people around here. The dragon begged the goddess to show him her graceful smile. And the graceful smile of the goddess completely melted down the heart of the dragon.

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

After their marriage, he was another person, or I should say another dragon. He always, without fail, helped the people whenever there was a disaster attacking the villages. For example, whenever there was drought, he invited rain. Whenever there was big rain, he stopped it. And whenever there was a typhoon attacking the villages, he tackled the typhoon down with all his might and stopped it. First, the village people couldn't believe that the vicious one was completely converted into such a gentle one. But the people started to appreciate him gradually. Thus, he was living very happily with his beloved wife.

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

But, no one except for himself knew that his body was slightly injured each time he helped the people. He still kept on helping the people without letting anyone know about his injury. And thus, years passed away.

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

One day, village people found the dragon lying on the ground, breathing very heavily. He was covered with bloods all over the body, and tears were constantly falling from his eyes one after another. The dragon told the goddess that he would not be able to live any more and that he would become a mountain after death, protecting the villages from disasters. He shed the last drop of tear and passed away gently smiling while the goddess and the people watched him.

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

The people buried his body in a nearby mountain and built a shrine for his memory at the spot. Even up to day, the people organize a festival for his memory where the people take a statue of the goddess out of her shrine to his shrine so that he and she can each see the beloved one each other.

Syncopated_Frog on April 9, 2010

When I took this photo, the color of the Enoshima cloud convinced me that the last drop of tear from the dragon was tear of joy.

角谷雅一 on April 4, 2012

なんとも美しい夕焼けですね。

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Best wishes from cadiyan.(^^)/~~

Syncopated_Frog on April 5, 2012

cadiyanさん、コメントをありがとうございます。Friendly greeting from Syncopated_Frog.

Alireza Javaheri on December 30, 2012
  • Excellent view, like! - Merry Christmas & Happy new year - Best regards A-J
CHO PIGU on September 14, 2013

一日の中で最も美しい瞬間ですね!

私は夕焼けの写真が大好きです!

Wonderful photo!

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ちょぴぐ Greetings from Japan。

--PS--

Syncopated_Frog さんがプライベートな話をしてくださったので私も少し話したいと思います。

私は縁あって中国と深い関わりがあります。

中国の親戚や友達は普段はとても気さくで仲良くしているのですが、一度酒が入ると靖国や尖閣諸島の話になります。

話しの内容は、靖国にお参りするのは”過去の侵略を反省していない”だの”尖閣は中国のもの”だの、ニュースでやっている事とほとんど同じです。

私は日本人なので当然、靖国にお参りするのは戦争で命を落とした人をお参りしているだけだ! と反論しますが聞く耳を持ちません。

尖閣にしても同様です。

向こうの人は段々ヒートアップして収集がつかなくなるので尖閣はあなたにあげるから明日役所に行って魚釣島に移転届を出して住みなさい、と冗談を言って笑わせて収めます。

中国では誰と会っても同じことの繰り返しで、正直当分行きたくありません・・・

Syncopated_Frog on September 27, 2013

ちょぴぐさん、コメントをありがとうございます。

なかなか難しい問題がありますね。近所に中国人の家族が住んでいて、会ったときには挨拶をします。

小学生の息子さんがいるのですが、学校でいじめられるそうです。靖国問題などについてぼく自身も個人的に何か思うところはありますが、一方、そういう話を聞くと、心が痛みます。

Jeygyo Toaru on February 3, 2014

素晴らしい夕日!私も何時かこのような写真を撮ってみたいものです。

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    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-620
    • Taken on 2009/07/19 19:18:52
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