Friday, December 13, 2013

A SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN NARA.

                                      Nara was the old capital of  Japan from 594AD to 794AD.


Tanzan-Jinja Shrine.


Hanging lanterns.

談山神社で中臣鎌足と中大兄皇子が乙巳の変の相談をした場所と言われてます。


Thirteen storied pagoda.

この塔は中臣鎌足の卒塔婆にあたるものとされています。

Fivestoried pagoda at Kofukuji Temple.

興福寺は
大極殿の入り口から北東にみえる、藤原不比等の寺、かれの権勢の象徴です。



Todaiji Temple.



Hasedera Temple.
We must climb about 400 steps to the main building.

長谷寺の登廊です。


Five storied pagoda of Hasedera Temple.

長谷寺は天武天皇のために建てられたと言われています。
 
Nest, Murouji Temple.
 
室生寺(女人高野)は最後に行きました。


The main building of Murouji temple.

国宝の十一面観音が祀られています。


Five storied Pagoda of Murouji Temple.

この塔は最上部の九輪の上に水煙がありません。

A hill near Murouji Temple.



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My wife made a miniature Christmas tree and a Christmas wreath for Christmas season.





 
 
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26 comments:

  1. Nara is a magical place - your photos have captured so much beauty!

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  2. Such beautiful temples! And I love your hanging lantern photo. We hosted a Japanese exchange student one summer who was from Nara.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I think the student would enjoy very much for staying in your house.

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  3. Minoru Thanks for sharing your culture. The photos are beautiful.
    And especially 7, wonderful!!!
    good weekend.
    a hug.

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  4. Those pagodas are incredible. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. It's interesting to see photos of Nara from a Japanese visitor's view point. The roofs are splendid,they look as though they could fly.Your wife's art is beautiful - there is so much work and artistry involved.Please tell her I admire her art!

    Happy weekend,
    Ruby

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I tell her your complement. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  6. I've never seen a pagoda that high, Minoru, and I absolutely LOVE the entrance to the temple. It's beautiful.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  7. こんばんは、訪問したのは談山神社、興福寺、東大寺、長谷寺ですか。
    室生寺は近くまで?、もしくは次回??
    一日で廻られたとしたら、かなりのハードワークだったのではないでしょうか。
    二枚目のランタンの写真ですが、構図が見事ですね。どの写真もいい位置からうまく撮れてますが、
    このランタンの写真は最高です。
    秋から冬にかけいい旅をされてますね。私は明日から屋久島に行って来ます。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。ありがとうございます。私もこの角度から撮ると面白いと思いました。 室生寺は金堂と五重塔を載せましたが、日本語の解説を忘れました。
       屋久島に行かれるのですか、元気を出して、縄文杉を見て来て下さい。トビウオの料理はシーズンオフかな?
       私は明日から長崎です。



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  8. I hope to visit Nara again next year.

    Those are lovely photos. :)

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      Thank you very much for your comment.I hope you will ejoy all over the Japan tours next year.

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  9. Fascinating buildings♪ Have a wonder filled weekend! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/night-pixels/

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  10. Beautiful shots from Nara. I love the hanging lanterns.
    Pretty little tabletop Christmas tree!

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  11. Wow, what a lovely place to visit. So many pretty sights to see, the temple and shrine, the lanterns and the pagoda. I love your Christmas tree and wreath. Lovely photos, have a happy day!

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  12. 奈良にこられたのですね。東大寺や興福寺は私にとっては、なじみなんですが、室生寺や談山神社は一回位しか行った事がありませんが、おごそかな空気を感じます。7枚目の秋の長谷寺は素敵です。
    Happy December!

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    1. Deasr Sarah.
      こんばんは。前回は飛鳥時代の奈良を訪ねました。今回は奈良時代を主に訪ねました。長谷寺でだいぶ草臥れました。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。望遠で撮った五重塔が綺麗に撮れました。
       

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  13. Hi Minoru, Beautiful photos from this magical place. The temples are gorgeous and the pagodas are marvelous.

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