Today's Todaiji-Temple

Today I felt here is alive with foreign travelers,having a bustle before the  Lehman Shock. Thanks to yen's depreciation,I wonder?

I walked around at the site of the Todaiji-Temple today.
Maples or ginkgos leaves have already colored and started falling from the trees. they were showing the last glow, receiving the late autumn's light.

As the site of Todaiji-Temple is very large and I don't know well about the way around there. So I strolled the place where I can see the golden しび( a kind of decoration that attached the both side of ridge of roof,  charm against the fire, that's embodied the shape that fish jumps from the surface and left its tail over the surface.)
                                                      The Great Buddha of Todaiji

                                                                 Around Daibutu Pond

                                                    From The Febuary -Hall in Todaiji

There are many big ginkgo trees in the site and  their golden leaves were strewed and accumulated widely around them. The place covered with ginkgo's leaves are shiny in the dimly grove, so couples, children, foreign travelers and deers were exciting together on the yellow carpet and  touching the warmness ginkgo provided.

When Fall turned the leaves crimson in Japan, people go maple viewing. This custom started around Heian period ( around 8 ~12century, its capital was Kyoto city) so many maple trees are planted in Kyoto city.

Many people composed a tanka poem related to the maple trees. This was composed in around 10 century.


  Feet deep in maple's autumnal carpets in the mountains,

     Away from crowds along with distant voice,

      Heart deep in sorrow with deer crying in solo.

(Both the writer and the deer were disappointed in love,I wonder?)

Some world heritage site like Todaiji-temple or Kasuga Grand Shrine or Kofukuji-Temple etc, are built near each other and also adjoin the living space of people or Nara park. We can go around by foot. People are trying to let the living space sit in the situation of the old days as possible as they can. So when I walk there I can be in the restful world like time stopped. I like it. I think it's similar to some  European medieval world heritage site.

27 件のコメント:

Arti さんのコメント...

What a stunning burst of colors like a generous spray from nature's palette! This is so beautiful Sarah and this took me back to my Nara trip. I had roamed the same spaces with snowwhite and red rose, fed the deers, learnt about the fish tail, seen that stream... this place was all green then. Now, it looks bursting with a range of colors, wow. Many thanks for my trip down memory lane, this post today refreshed so many beautiful memories. :)

Rahul Bhatia さんのコメント...

Such a lovely post!Mesmerizing colors:)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan さんのコメント...

Breath taking and captivating pictures - such a rich riot of colors !

Giga さんのコメント...

Jestem zachwycona. Żółty dywan , a na nim sarny to cudowny widok. Kaczka na złotej wodzie też jest śliczna. Czerwone liście dodają pięknego koloru jesieni. Pozdrawiam.
I'm thrilled. Yellow carpet, and the deer is a wonderful sight. Golden duck on the water it is beautiful. Red leaves add beautiful color in autumn. Yours.

unrosetoinviacerreto さんのコメント...

A paradise of autumn.
The photos are beautiful, but above all I admire and appreciate
the sensitivity and love for nature which radiates this place.

sharon さんのコメント...

nothing can compare to the autumn golden world...well maybe cherry bloosm time...haha

Joy さんのコメント...

It is so lovely there. Beautiful world.thanks for letting me see those amazing place

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Rurousha さんのコメント...

Sarah-san, this is beautiful beyond words! It's the biggest golden carpet I've ever seen!

I'm looking forward SO MUCH to my first Nara visit next year! It will be in late November and early December. ^^

stardust さんのコメント...

昨日は穏やかで暖かな一日でしたね。カメラをもって奈良公園のお散歩を堪能された様子がわかります。もうほとんど散っていると思っていましたが、まだこんなに残っているんですね。吉城川の紅葉、同じ場所から日没1時間以内に撮りました。大仏池のみかん色の水への映り込みと二月堂からの眺めが特に好きです。どのお写真も素敵でうっとりします。Good job, Sarah!

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Kiran palwasha さんのコメント...

wow such a lovely place to visit. wonderful pictures Sarah. I am feeling such a distinctive atmosphere in all these pictures. I enjoyed them.

Our photos さんのコメント...

The photos are beautiful!
Greetings from Holland.

Weekend-Windup さんのコメント...

Place looks beautiful with the trees having beautiful colored leaves. All photos are simply superb!!

Minoru Saito さんのコメント...


Spiderdama さんのコメント...

Oh, WOW! I think this is the most beautiful post and pictures I have seen in a long time! All of this photos could hang on my wall. Lovely colors and place
Great work Sarah:-)
Hugs from north!

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Sarah,your photos are beautiful and the late autumn leaves stunning.I love the red maples - it must be wonderful to walk under the trees.
Thank you for sharing the beauty....

Happy weekend!

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

Fotografias tão lindas... como a natureza é bela em cada estação!...

☾♫º°•.¸Bom domingo!
Boa semana!

Tomoko さんのコメント...


haricot さんのコメント...

まさに奈良の晩秋、初冬、ですね ヘッダーすごくいい写真ですね。それと水鳥の写真が水彩画のようで大好きです。

Camila Rafaela Felippi さんのコメント...

Beautiful colors! Nature is amazing. In Brazil we have some trees like this, one of them is called Ipê, do you know? It's wonderful!

Have a good week!

ruma さんのコメント...

Hello, sarah.

  Lovely your works, full of joy.

  Thank you World-wide LOVE, and your Support in this year.
  The prayer for all peace.

Merry Christmas, and A happy New Year for you and yours.
ruma ❃

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...


Ótimo sábado, amiga! ♬♫° ·.
Beijinhos do Brasil.
º°♪✿✿° ·.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan さんのコメント...

Hi Sarah: Wishing you Merry Christmas and Very Happy,Prosperous & Joyous New Year 2014. Best Wishes Ram

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

Muita paz e muita luz em nossas vidas, no hoje e sempre!!!

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Joyful さんのコメント...

Beautiful scenery! I love all the red, maple leaves.

LovesongLadyHagua さんのコメント...

Fantastic beautiful photos!!!

Lovely blog!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!