Diego’s day at Jōjakkō-ji

A picture gallery of autumn foliage taken during Diego’s November 2010 visit to Jōjakkō-ji, in Kyōto’s Arashiyama district.

8 Responses

  1. Oh wow, wonderful colors! 😀 The juxtaposition of green and red on picture 12 looks magical! Great photos, Diego! 🙂

    • Thanks, although I’ll be the first to admit that my skills as a photographer are amateurish at best. I’d like to try my hand at a DSLR and snap some proper photographs, but the complexity of those devices does scare me a wee bit.

  2. cool photos. must be a great feeling to walk along the path while those reddish leaves are falling. (but I bet it must be pretty hot with summer creeping in the corner.)

    • It was a pretty amazing experience, I must say – in some ways more interesting than walking underneath a canopy of cherry blossoms (very beautiful in their own way but somewhat monochromatic).

      Last forecast I saw put the mercury in Tokyo at 27 C, so you’re right, it seems Japan will be sweltering right about now. Back in November when I took these photos though, it was quite cool (downright cold at times), perfect weather for enjoying a hot roasted sweet potato straight from a street-seller’s truck. Yum.

  3. Wow, the views are absolutely breathtaking; has a nice poetic mood to it.

    • Indeed, and it’s the sort of thing that’s best experienced first-hand. My poor attempts at photography really don’t do these autumn views justice.

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