談山神社

談山神社

2.18.2014

The world of the monochrome

There was the heaviest snowfall in many years around Nara district.
After waking up and open the window I discovered so white snow world outside. It's very beautiful, quiet morning. Then I got a call from a friend that it's a good chance to take  snow views today.
As it's so cold I was reluctant to go outside but that  call encouraged me to go outside.

At the entrance, I hesitated which boot I should put on. I don't have long snow boot. Because we rarely have snow in Nara area. So I put on mountain-climbing boots.

While I was walking to the station, traffic was blocked with a stalled truck on a snow slope. A patrol car was crying to another cars "U-turn". I thought u-turn is tough work on the snow slope. Many cars didn't take snow-tires or chain. Very dangerous. Drivers aren't used to  the snow road.
A commuting bus also had an accident and many commuters had to walk about 2kilometers to the station.
At the station, trains had 18minutes' delay. The announce said " Due to snow, trains run slowly." Japanese trains usually seldom delay but it's no wonder today.

Heavy snow and water of thawing snow soaked  my shoes soon in Nara park.

                                                  Kofukuji-temple ,five-storied pagoda



                                                        Ukimi-do


                                                 Sarusawa-pond


                                              Kofukuji-temple, hakakudo


                                          The approach to kasuga-grand-shrine



                            Deers eat leaves. So trees around here are trimmed at the level of  deer's height.



                                                           Kasuga-shrine

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 

The view seemed like monochrome painting. Black and white and stillness. The snow is only accumulating with no sound. This was a monochrome world like a Japanese ink wash painting.
Japanese ink wash painting flourished in 室町時代(Muromachi-era,1392~1573). As the Ashikaga-Shogun in Muromachi-era protected Zen, Zen culture thrived and influenced on monks who drew the ink wash painting like 雪舟(Sesyu). They depicted actual view or mountain landscape in Japan with the original way.

                                                                 Japanese ink wash painting by 雪舟




          Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day!

25 件のコメント:

Tomoko さんのコメント...

サラさん
今の時期、沢山のブログで外国の雪景色を楽しませてもらっていますが、サラさんのポストの写真はやはり日本独特の雪景色だなあと改めて思いました。雪が降ってる最中の撮影大変でしたね。でもいい写真がとれて疲れも吹き飛んだのでは?私はせっかくの雪の日の短い撮影のタイミングに楽をして家に引きこもってました。どれも幻想的で素晴らしいです!では又ね!おやすみなさい。

Giga さんのコメント...

To z jednej strony z pewnością bardzo miłe widoki, tym bardziej, że śnieg nie jest u Was często. Utrudnia to jednak życie. Pozdrawiam.
On the one hand, certainly very nice views, the more that the snow is not on you often. This makes it difficult but life. Yours.

Rahul Bhatia さんのコメント...

Absolutely amazing pictures, Sarah of the beautiful landscapes covered under a blanket of snow!

cosmos さんのコメント...

古都奈良の雪景色が深く心に沁みる素晴らしい写真ですね!!端正な構成で、しんとした静寂がありながら、何かを語りかけてくるような。感動しました。ランタンの幻想的な色合いも素敵です。

stardust さんのコメント...

午前中は道路状況も悪かったようですね。私が出かけたお昼近くはバスもスムーズに走っていました。雪がしんしんと降る奈良公園のモノクロの雪景色は水墨画のようで美しいですが、神社の赤い色がはいるとなんだか心がほっこりします。9枚目のお写真は幻想的、灯篭のある場面と舞い降りてくる雪が異次元で同時におこっているような錯覚に陥るのは私だけかしら? 

haricot さんのコメント...

雪景色にしんと静まり返った奈良を感じます。どれも自然に見えて撮るのは実際とても難しいもの。あの雪のなかを出かけていかれたのは、写真の出来栄え同様すごいです!

Minoru Saito さんのコメント...

こんばんは。奈良の雪景色はめったに見られないので、とても貴重なお写真です。じっくり見させていただきました。
 大変な交通の混乱ぶりが良く分かりました。

Our photos さんのコメント...

Beautiful snow photos!

Birgitta さんのコメント...

Gorgeous photos! Wishing you a beautiful day!

NatureFootstep さんのコメント...

a lovely snowy world. My favourite image is the Ukimi-do. :)

Good luck with playing with snow. :)

Arti さんのコメント...

I have been reading about the sudden snow in Nara in all of your blogs, and though all this looks beautiful from our side I can imagine how life might come to a standstill there. Love how you compared this with a monologue painting, indeed very beautiful, surreal and artistic it all looks in your pictures. And how thoughtful to trim the leaves to deer's height. I wish sunny days return soon.. Take care, dear Sarah and wish you a great weekend ahead! :)

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...


°º♫♬° ·.
Fotos muito bonitas, mas a neve também representa perigo.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.

¸.•°♪♬♫º°。♪

ruma さんのコメント...


Hello, sarah-san.

Snow scene is suitable for monochrome.
Majesty of temples stands out.

Thank you for the beautiful moment.
Take care of yourself.

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

Wow! Looks so unreal with the snow, but so beautiful! I really like new snow:-)
The with is great against the red colors of your buildings.

Hope you have a blessed weekend:-)

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Thank you for sharing your experience and beautiful atmospheric photos.The silence created by falling snow is always special.
The deer look cold and a little perplexed!

Have a great week Sarah,
Ruby

orchid Miyako さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah-san:;
Wow, the winter scene really fits the monochrome pictures and yours are really great♡♡♡ We sure DO have unusual weather all over the world. I've heard that the some blog friends had or still having heavy snow fall...
Someday I'll visit Nara for sure, my Japanese friend.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Yamaguchi, xoxo Miyako*

Jarek さんのコメント...

Great set of photos! I like it, especially first one. Have a nice day

Akanksha Jain さんのコメント...

Splendid photography. A good experience to visualize.

Akanksha Jain さんのコメント...

Splendid photography. A good experience to visualize.

Akanksha Jain さんのコメント...

Splendid photography. A good experience to visualize.

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

°º♡♡彡

♡♬° ·. Bom domingo!
Ótimo mês de março!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
°º♡♡♬° ·.

今、この一瞬を さんのコメント...

sarahさん、こんにちわ。

奈良はまだすこし、寒さが残っているでしょうか?
ことしは、ずいぶん雪が降りましたね。
でも、それをいいシャッターチャンスにされました。畏れ入ります。
本当に自然のモノクロでカッコいいです。


私は、せいぜい、次の朝にそろりそろりと玄関に出てみる程度でした。
盆栽の梅に雪が降り積もっているのは、なかなか良かったです。

Kiran palwasha さんのコメント...

So beautiful Sarah. These photograph seems like a fairy tale story for me. Good that you went on a friend request to such a nice place and share such wonderful pictures with us.

Joy さんのコメント...

So awesome winter pictures. Sad to say, but snow bring much trouble too.
have a nice week ahead:)

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

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°º。♪♫Bom fim de semana!°。♪♬
Beijinhos✿♫° ·.
Brasil⊱°•