0 Likes

Kiyomizu Dera, Kyoto
Japan

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺?), known more fully as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺?) is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage site.[1] (It should not be confused with Kiyomizu-dera in Yasugi, Shimane, which is part of the 33-temple route of the Chūgoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage through western Japan.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyomizu-dera

Copyright: Min heo
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 29/04/2010
Updated: 26/02/2012
Views:

...


Tags: temple; budda; pagoda; tower
comments powered by Disqus

H. Adi Saputra
Kiyomizu Dera Sakura Lightup Central
Thomas Humeau
清水寺
H. Adi Saputra
Kiyomizu Dera Top Kyoto Light Up
Yasuhiro Muranaka
Kiyomizu
H. Adi Saputra
Kiyomizudera Sakura Pond
H. Adi Saputra
Kiyomizu Dera Kyoto Light Up
Yasuhiro Muranaka
Kiyomizu2
heiwa4126
清水の舞台
Min Heo
Japanese stores in the Matsubara dori (street), near Kiyomizu dera, Kyoto
H. Adi Saputra
Kiyomizudera Night Sakura
Thomas Humeau
Gion, Kyoto, Japan
Min Heo
Stores in the Sannei Jaka, Kyoto
Arroz Marisco
Meeting of Three Lagos
Krzysztof Jurczak
Morning River
Martin Broomfield
Borobudur Yogyakarta Indonesia
Vil Muhametshin
Mala, her trainer and his assistant after their last show in Riga Circus
Rafał Szmigiero
EC1 Power PLant, Targowa Str. Lodz, Poland
Jan Koehn
Habor - Weisse Wiek
Diego Dabrio Polo
Ciudad Encantada, Bolnuevo, Murcia, Spain
Ruediger Kottmann
Werksatatt kueche harmonie lorch germany
Mark Schuster
Veteran Bicyclists
Vil Muhametshin
RUSSO BALT fire engine, 1912 - at the Riga Motormuseum, Latvia
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Chinancocha
Andrei Zdetoveţchi
Cârţa Monastery #3
Min Heo
Traditional Japanese street, Ninen Jaka, Kyoto
Min Heo
Under the pine tree in front of the main buiding of Pukyung National University
Min Heo
Artwork of Hongik University
Min Heo
Marina Bay Sands Resort,
Min Heo
Admiral Lee's Statue, the center of Seoul City
Min Heo
Bongkoksa Temple
Min Heo
Jagyeongjeon, the residence of Queen Dowager Jo
Min Heo
Lockgate of Incheon harbor, from Wolmi Observatory
Min Heo
Sanjusangendo, Kyoto
Min Heo
City view from top of St. Peter's Church
Min Heo
Monument of Kim Jongwhan's song, Wet-Fog Park, YangPeyong
Min Heo
jar stand and pavilion of Seoil Farm,
More About Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.Text by Steve Smith.