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I took this shot just before the autumn leaves arrived hence the colours of the leaves, so have left the top momoji leaves as a silhoutte so that you dont know if it is yellow, red or green.

I really love this particular place in Kyoto, it is Kiyomizu and the building structure and alsod the surroundings is superb. The endless graves from my previous shot in the past is just located next to this.


Kiyomizu Temple
Location Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi
Origin According to legend, Priest Enchin built his hermitage and a small chapel here in 778 A.D. With support from General Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, the Temple was erected in 798.
Many of the present buildings were reconstructed between 1631 and 1633 by order of Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa.
Features
The approach slope leads to Nioh-mon Gate, Saimon Gate, and a three-storied pagoda erected at the foot of Higashiyama mountains. The main hall (National Treasure) has a platform projecting over a precipice, which commands a panoramic view of Kyoto surrounded by cherry blossoms in spring, green foliage in summer, and crimson maples in autumn. In the temple precincts, there are 12 more halls and pagodas.

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Additional Photos by Dan Leung (Kenny10pin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4744 W: 0 N: 5667] (19301)
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