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Honenin - 法然院

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 19 September 2016 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

One of Kyoto’s hidden pleasures, this temple was founded in 1680 to honour the priest Hōnen. It’s a lovely, secluded temple with carefully raked gardens set back in the woods. The temple buildings include a small gallery where frequent exhibitions featuring local and international artists are held. If you need to escape the crowds that positively plague nearby Ginkaku-ji, come to this serene refuge.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/125 second F/4.0 ISO 1000 121 mm

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k@ from Paris, France

I recognized your peaceful style at once. Superb distance.

19 Sep 2016 6:37am

Anne from France

So peaceful!

19 Sep 2016 9:33am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Serene refuge, I agree !

19 Sep 2016 11:21am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous and peaceful.

19 Sep 2016 5:44pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

A lovely atmospheric capture.

19 Sep 2016 8:27pm

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20 Sep 2016 6:48am