Mosses at the Giouji Temple, Kyoto Japan
Moss at the Giouji Temple, Kyoto Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/30 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Moss at the Giouji Temple, Kyoto Japan

When I was at the Giouji Temple (祇王寺) the other day (intro · gates and walls), I overheard a taxi driver tell his customers that there were 18 different types of moss at the temple. I believe it, and they seemed to be mixed and matched all over.

More Moss -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/20 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
More Moss
And Still More Moss -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/40 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
And Still More Moss
Oh, and Over Here... More Moss! -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 180mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Oh, and Over Here... More Moss!

They had a little display showing the types of moss to be found on the grounds. The names are in Japanese (and seem to be native Japanese, rather than phonetic representations of the Latin names).

Types of Moss at the Giouji Temple -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 35mm — 1/45 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Types of Moss at the Giouji Temple

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