A Few More from the Kajuji Temple in Winter
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desktop background image of detail of the rusted entrance gate, at the Kajuji Temple (勧修寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Entrance Gate Detail Kajuji Temple (勧修寺) Kyoto, Japan  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Entrance Gate Detail
Kajuji Temple (勧修寺)
Kyoto, Japan
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Today's post is a continuation of yesterday's look at the Kajuji Temple during its bleak winter phase. Even then it was quite nice.

“Rustic”  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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“Rustic”

There's a fine line on the spectrum of disrepair between “quaint rustic” and “ugly dilapidated neglect”, and I found this temple to be well situated on the pleasant side of the line, much like the fences at the Gioji Temple.

Just inside the gate was a weird barren bush of the likes I'd never seen....

Razor-wire Bush Actually ニシキギ (“winged spindle” or “burning bush”)  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Razor-wire Bush
Actually ニシキギ (“winged spindle” or “burning bush”)
Looks Painful  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Looks Painful
Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Lurking  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Lurking
Funky Leaves  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Funky Leaves
Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Oh Well BIF (bird in flight) on short notice  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Oh Well
BIF (bird in flight) on short notice
Lingering Color still on Dec 15  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Lingering Color
still on Dec 15
desktop background image of the garden at the Kajuji Temple (勧修寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Detour  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Detour
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Paul  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Paul
Lantern  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Lantern
desktop background image of a maple seed and leaf, at the Kajuji Temple (勧修寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Generations  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Generations
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Paul being Paul  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Paul
being Paul
desktop background image of a detailed leaf at the Kajuji Temple (勧修寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Detail lots of detail in the full leaf  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Detail
lots of detail in the full leaf
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Must Have Been Exquisite back in the day  --  Kajyuuji Temple (勧修寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Must Have Been Exquisite
back in the day

Continued here...


All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Jeffrey –

I liked these three the best:

JF7_103905.jpg – interesting combination of rust & wood
JF7_103915.jpg – something that I’ve never seen before
JF7_104040.jpg – an image that invites one into the space

In addition, I enjoyed reading about “winged spindle”, which I have not seen here in California. Interesting to learn that it is banned in some of the New England states as an invasive species.

Tom in SF

— comment by Tom in SF on August 1st, 2012 at 1:37am JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

The “Funky Leaves” above belong to a plant aptly called Fatsia japonica because it is native to southern Japan. But they grow happily here in Tuscany also.
I always enjoy reading your blog and looking at the photos. So much to learn!

— comment by Brigitte Wohack on August 2nd, 2012 at 7:55pm JST (5 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Beautiful shots, some of these qualify as “inspirational” posters – those that you see in the office to keep the employees focused and positive! Nice! Visiting from Texas!

— comment by Mark on August 3rd, 2012 at 5:30am JST (5 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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