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Adashino Nenbutsu-ji 4

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 19 January 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Arashiyama, Kyoto.

A former burial place, the grounds of this temple contain thousands of stone statues commemorating the dead, collected from the local area in the early 1900s.

The statuettes are actually statues of Buddha that have been eroded over hundreds of years.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

There is a feeling in this that they were all carved from one field of solid rock in the one place . . what an amazing sensation it must be to wander thru there . .

19 Jan 2009 9:06am

@Ronnie 2¢: Cheers Ronnie!

Peggy M. from Metz, France

Amazing shot ! fantastic effect !

19 Jan 2009 9:37am

@Peggy M.: Thanks Peggy!

standley from Carquefou, France

Very impressive shot. I like the immensity effect!

19 Jan 2009 9:57am

@standley: Thanks Richard!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Such a fascinating place. This is an excellent composition.

19 Jan 2009 1:34pm

@Laurie: Cheers Laurie!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

wow, amazing place@! great textures in this shot and very good compositon.

19 Jan 2009 2:06pm

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It would be worth visiting Japan just to see that. Amazing.
Great shot, too, by the way. The tones are stunning.

19 Jan 2009 5:09pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you Michael!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wonderful image. You can feel the age, the centuries.

19 Jan 2009 7:11pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

marc from Halluin, France

fascinating place! the stones are the memory witch has been concentrated!!

19 Jan 2009 9:23pm

@marc: Cheers marc!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Good shot, the tight crop and angle creates an interesting composition.

19 Jan 2009 9:31pm

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks Richard!

vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

A very interesting place, and of course an interesting shot!

19 Jan 2009 9:51pm

@vu@granby: Thanks Gilles!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Amazing history in that place, and for rocks to get eroded it must be thousands of years old. I wonder what the purpose was.

20 Jan 2009 1:34am

@Observing: The rocks were originally Buddha statues, and they apparently littered the surrounding area many years ago. They were all collected and brought to this spot in the early 1900s.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

You're having a rocky week.

20 Jan 2009 9:59pm

@Twelvebit: I've had better...

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is.......just WONDERFUL!!! So pleasant to the eye!

28 Jan 2009 5:39am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela!