December 4, 2012

Autumn leaves in Okochi-sanso in Arashi-yama (Kyoto)

The snow white of the shoji screens arrested my eye in the autumnal garden brilliantly colored with the vivid yellow of the ginkgo leaves, the vermilion of the maple leaves and the green of the pine needles.

This beautiful classical house is named Daijokaku (the Great Vehicle Palace), which belongs to magnificent Okochi-sanso (Okochi Mountain Villa) built by Denjiro Okochi (1898-1962). He was once a screen actor of renown and devoted all his energy to create this amazing villa.

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