Panasonic LX100 at an effective 50mm — 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
Iwato Ochiba Shrine (岩戸落葉神社), Kyoto Japan
I took a short ride out to check out the status of Ochiba Shrine. It's still a few days... maybe three, maybe five... from peak. It seems early this year. When I first posted about it five years ago, it was from a Dec 2 visit.
Yet, the next year I visited on Nov 14, and it was about the same as it was today (Nov 18). Maybe it takes time, because the same year I posted one of my first wigglegrams from the shrine, with full-carpet photos taken on Nov 25.
Even more surprising to me is that last year, photos from Nov 10 (on an article posted Nov 26; don't be fooled by the article date) show a pretty full carpet. So I don't really know what's “normal” for this shrine. They do have a special evening light-up event tomorrow (Nov 19), so perhaps that indicates the traditional peak?
Anyway, I'll certainly have to check in again next week.
I returned through the Takao area of north-west Kyoto, which hosts two famous temples (the Kosanji Temple / 高山寺, and the Jingoji Temple / 神護寺), visited in prior posts such as this, this and this, among others.
It was too late to visit them on this trip, and I probably wouldn't with th bike anyway (I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving the bicycle as I ventured in), but I did snap a photo from the road:
Panasonic LX100 at an effective 72mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600 — map & image data — nearby photos
Saimyoji Temple / 高尾の西明寺
It turns out that it's of a temple that I didn't realize was separate from the others, called the Saimyoji Temple. I'll have to check it out some day.
To be continued...