29 November 2013

The vermilion gate

This is the gate of Shimogamo Jinja [Shimogamo Shrine] which is one of the 'Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto' designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

24 November 2013

The autumn sky

The vermilion frame seen in this picture is a kind of shrine gate which is called 'Torii' in Japanese. This torii belongs to Heian Jingu Shrine with a height of 24.4m.

21 November 2013

At the festival

They were all serious about taking pictures of the procession of Jidai Festival [Jidaimatsuri] in Kyoto.

20 November 2013

Coming too early

They seemed to have come too early to watch the procession of Jidai Festival [Jidaimatsuri] in Kyoto. Jidai Festival is one of the most important festivals in Kyoto as well as Gion Festival and Aoi Festival.

17 November 2013

The roofs

This photo shows the roofs of the main gate of Nanzenji Temple. Although Nanzenji is a large temple complex I was not impressed with the temple except this grand gate.

06 November 2013

Starting to change

I took this photo at Nanzenji Temple where trees were starting to change their colours.