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Approaching the Tea House at Kyoto’s Seifuso Villa
Approaching the Front Door with Paul and Damien Seifuso Villa (清風荘) Kyoto Japan -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Copyright 2013 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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Approaching the Front Door
with Paul and Damien
Seifuso Villa (清風荘)
Kyoto Japan
Anybody Home? -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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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Anybody Home?
Nice Door -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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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Nice Door
Garden Gate -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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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Garden Gate
Appreciating the Garden Gate with Will, our host from Kyoto University and the head of Kyoto University's property management group as guide -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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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Appreciating the Garden Gate
with Will, our host from Kyoto University
and the head of Kyoto University's property management group as guide

The Seifuso Villa (清風荘) near Kyoto University was a private residence for centuries before being donated to Kyoto University in the 1950s, which now preserves it as a cultural treasure. Thanks to the kindness of a friend who teaches at the university, I was able to take a tour of the villa last week.

The Garden Gate -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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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The Garden Gate

This simple gate is on a path that leads to a small tea house where the resident might meet afternoon callers of sufficient distinction to merit such a setting.

Careful inspection of the ground under the edges of the roof that would otherwise be moss shows a black stripe. It goes around on all sides...

Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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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With My Foot for Scale -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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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With My Foot for Scale
“ Black Stripe ” Detail -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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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Black Stripe Detail

This is, of course, the subject of the What am I? quiz from last week. The black stripe is made up of charcoal logs buried edgewise. One sees this occasionally at temples where water might drip down, providing what I suppose to be a surface less prone to erosion and its unsightly results.

Continuing along, we come to the tea house...

Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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 the teahouse at the Seifuso Villa (清風荘), Kyoto Japan -- Simple Tea House receiving some late-afternoon sun -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Copyright 2013 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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Simple Tea House
receiving some late-afternoon sun
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As it so happens, two other photos I took end up making a nice little two-frame wigglegram to give more of a sense of being there...

Animatable — slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view effect
写真の上をマウスで左右にゆっくり動かすといろいろな影響を見えます。

We spent quite a long time on the impressive grounds and in the house, certainly subjects for subsequent blog posts. But eventually it came time to leave, so here's an action shot of the gate in use...

Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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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I have no idea why I include this, other than for that I seem to like it for unknown reasons.

Here's a similar shot as The Gate above, but less documentary and more artsy...

desktop background image of a garden gate at the Seifuso Villa (清風荘), Kyoto Japan -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Copyright 2013 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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And finally, another shot of the front door to the property, at dusk, in a subdued style quite different from what I normally do...

desktop background image of the front door to the Seifuso Villa (清風荘), Kyoto Japan -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Copyright 2013 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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Continued here...


Comments so far....

“Simple Tea House” is just stunning!

— comment by Gianluca on November 28th, 2013 at 5:39pm JST (4 months, 22 days ago) comment permalink

Very nice to see these – especially that charcoal drip catchment and the mossy thatches. The colors are rich enough to feel.

— comment by Anonymous on November 29th, 2013 at 10:37pm JST (4 months, 20 days ago) comment permalink
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