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Hosen-in Temple Roundup: To and Fro
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at the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院), Kyoto Japan
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Going back to round out my posts about my first visit to the Hosen-in Temple (宝泉院) in Kyoto's mountain suburb of Ohara last fall, today's post picks up after parts two and three.

The path from the main road is flanked by stalls selling all manner of snacks. These senbei were pretty and, according to Damien and Paul who accompanied me on this trip, tasty; I generally shy away from carbs, so I photographed rather than ate...

Varieties near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Varieties
near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院)

We got off that main path and took a back route through village streets that Damien knew, freeing ourselves from the crowded path of touristy concessions. It was just a normal unphotogenic village, but there's always beauty and interest if you take the time to look.

Zeroing In -- Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Zeroing In
desktop background image of moss on a stone wall, near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Moss on a Wall Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Moss on a Wall
Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院)
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Country Lane -- Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Country Lane
Boring Peppers -- Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Boring Peppers

I had high hopes for these peppers when Paul pointed them out, but the result is just boring. I would have liked to get closer, but they were set back from the road and I didn't want to step onto someone's property. Here's the scene...

Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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desktop background image of red berries in a bamboo grove, Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Berries and Bamboo red berries are a sure sign of Winter's approach in Kyoto -- Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Berries and Bamboo
red berries are a sure sign of Winter's approach in Kyoto
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Susuki Grass another sign of a Kyoto winter -- Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Susuki Grass
another sign of a Kyoto winter

Now a few miscellaneous shots from the temple itself that didn't make it on the previous three posts...

Stark Shadows at the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Stark Shadows
at the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院)

The weather was moody, alternating between drizzle and overcast, to brilliant direct sun. A similar shot, sans my color checker, is here.

Due Diligence in the Garden Checking the garden sun for this shot -- Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Due Diligence in the Garden
Checking the garden sun for this shot
Contemplating in the garden of the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Contemplating
in the garden of the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院)

Damien is standing in front of the tsukubai water basin seen in close up in the first photo above (and in many shots on the previous post in this series), but he's actually contemplating what to do about the single leaf in the gravel by his right foot (which I must admit was photogenic; my shot of it is here).

Sans Damien -- Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Sans Damien
desktop background image of a water basin in the garden of the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院), Kyoto Japan -- One More Water-Basin Shot Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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One More Water-Basin Shot
Housen-in Temple (宝泉院)
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Outside the rock garden back near the entrance, a wider shot of the scene seen in the initial post shows the Mt. Fuji shape that some trees have been pruned to....

Mt. Fuji Tree at the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Housen-in Temple (宝泉院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Mt. Fuji Tree
at the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院)

The Housen-in temple is immediately adjacent to the Shorin-in Temple (勝林院), which we did not visit on this trip, but could see some nice views of the front grounds. This view, from near the entrance to Housen-in, appeared on “A Long But Photogenic November in Kyoto”...

Contemplation at the Shorin-in Temple (勝林院), Kyoto Japan -- Shorin-in Temple (勝林院) -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Contemplation
at the Shorin-in Temple (勝林院), Kyoto Japan

The path leading up to the steps is surrounded by moss...

desktop background image of path flanked by moss, at the Shorin-in Temple (勝林院), Kyoto Japan -- Shorin-in Temple (勝林院) -- Shorin-in Temple (勝林院) -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Shorin-in Temple (勝林院)
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desktop background image of path flanked by moss, at the Shorin-in Temple (勝林院), Kyoto Japan -- Shorin-in Temple (勝林院) -- Shorin-in Temple (勝林院) -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Shorin-in Temple (勝林院)
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On the way to our next destination, we passed in front of the entrance, so here's the path from that point of view:

desktop background image of path flanked by moss, at the Shorin-in Temple (勝林院), Kyoto Japan -- Shorin-in Temple (勝林院) -- Shorin-in Temple (勝林院) -- Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Shorin-in Temple (勝林院)
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So, that concludes the posts about the Housen-in Temple, our first temple of the day. It wasn't our last.... we were just getting started.

Continued here...


Comments so far....

Wow! What a gorgeous place, and such beautiful photographs! Congratulations and thanks for sharing them. This is my kind of place…

— comment by Justin on February 28th, 2013 at 12:28pm JST (1 year, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Peppers? Will they set your toilet paper on fire like the last batch?

— comment by Steve Friedl on February 28th, 2013 at 3:21pm JST (1 year, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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