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Adashino Nenbutsu-ji 5

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 20 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!

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, really interesting place, nice one

20 Jan 2009 6:22am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

standley from Carquefou, France

Wow, now that we have the scale, it even more impressive. Fine shot!

20 Jan 2009 7:37am

@standley: Thanks Richard!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

there's so many, no place to walk. again, a very good image.

20 Jan 2009 1:41pm

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl!

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Very nice with the tender winter colors!

20 Jan 2009 1:48pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thanks Wolfgang!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely fascinating...impressive image!

20 Jan 2009 2:45pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks bc!

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

An incredible scene, and beautifully observed

20 Jan 2009 2:56pm


Steve Rice from United States

An awesome scene. I think this is my favorite of the series so far.

20 Jan 2009 5:43pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

A personal favorite of mine among your shots.

20 Jan 2009 9:59pm

@Twelvebit: Cheers Twelvebit!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Are the stones carved from one piece of rock each, or balanced stones, one atop the other. They are really fascinating to a rock & stone lover like me.

20 Jan 2009 11:32pm

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks Richard. The big ones around the edge? All single carved pieces I think...

eddie from mount vernon, United States

channeled spiritual energy is palpable...well seen!

24 Jan 2009 6:07am

@eddie: Cheers eddie!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is one kind of place I like in Japan.....the stone (under whatever form) finds such a good company in nature. At one moment you even get the feeling that they spring from the earth, like as many "children of the earth"! A shot that gives meaning to a winter day!

28 Jan 2009 5:38am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

There is a nice balance in this picture with the differents stones or statues, lines and trees.

30 Jan 2009 2:02am

@akarui: Thank you Olivier!