December 18, 2011

Autumn leaves and Sazanka flowers in Tenryu-ji (Kyoto)

In the front garden of the Hojo hall of Tenryu-ji.

The colorful leaves of maple and the purplish red flowers of Sazanka (camellia) presented such gorgeous patterns as delicate printed silk of Kyo-yuzen.


Ajisai said...

It's a long time since my last visit on your blog, and whatever the season, I am amazed by the beauty and the joy of your pictures.

So many colors in December, it looks like a firework !

All the best,


Kunihiko said...

Thank you very much for your kind comment. I feel greatly encouraged by what you say.

The elegant combination of the colorful leaves of maple and the vivid magenta flowers of Sazanka reminded me of the traditional long-sleeved kimonos ("Furisode" ) worn by unmarried young women.

Holiday greetings and best wishes for a New Year of happiness in a world of peace.