Jun 16, 2008

Almost Spring in Kyoto


It was mid-March, just before spring, when I traveled for the first time to Kyoto, Japan. This Torii, a Shinto gateway, is flanked by evergreen trees. It is one of the largest in Japan.


The Torii leads to the sprawling Shinto Heian-jingu Shrine. A stone lion stands guard in the forefront.



Gardens surrounding the shrine are still under the spell of winter, with a promise of spring to come.

4 comments:

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Blue Heron said...

Love the architecture and really love the sculpted tree!

tanabata said...

Thanks for taking part in Hello Japan! this month. It's great to see your photos. Heian Jingu is one of my favourite places to visit in Kyoto, especially for the garden.

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