Myoshinji Temple

Myoshinji Temple

On to Myoshinji Temple...  One observation I had from my trip to Kyoto is there isn't nearly enough mirrors or cones...  It almost doesn't feel like Japan.  I believe there are actually ordinances that limit which colors you can use in Kyoto to keep the historical look and feel that Kyoto has.  I tried to research it a bit but it was difficult to find information on it.   Perhaps this will need to go into my upcoming dissertation on cones in Japan. Today’s configuration: Leica M6 with various Leica lenses shot on Kodak Ektar film.

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji Temple is a large temple complex founded in 1337 located in northwest Kyoto.   The complex houses 50 sub-temples.

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

While the majority of the subtemples are closed to the public visitors are free to wander the vast grounds.

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

This temple teaches zen meditation and allows you to stay over but reservations were needed...

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

It took us over two hours to walk all the way around the grounds...

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

My favorite scene I came across....

Myoshinji in Kyoto

Myoshinji in Kyoto

If you keep your eye out there are a few subtemples that will let you in... Thanks for stopping by today!

Taizoin Temple

Taizoin Temple

Sanzenin Temple

Sanzenin Temple

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