Curiosities and Discoveries While Searching for the Eisho-in Temple
Getting Started amid some bare trees Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺), Kyoto Japan -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Getting Started
amid some bare trees
Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺), Kyoto Japan

The fall-foliage season is mostly over in Kyoto. During this season I re-discovered and explored some wonderful areas within walking distance from my house.

It started when a friend suggested that I visit a temple nearby, sending a map link, so I headed off towards it.

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Promising View
from where his map link pointed to

The map link brought me to one of the entrances to a big graveyard behind the Konkaikomyou-ji Temple, an area with a lot of visual richness. I went in to explore.

Typical Modern Japanese Gravestone dated 1972 -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Typical Modern Japanese Gravestone
dated 1972

Despite the English word gravestone, there are no bodies buried here, just little fragments of bone in a cavity under the stone, as described in Kotsuiri — Placing of the Bones.

They're often beautiful and photogenic, especially the older ones.

But this was the fall-foliage season, so I was first drawn to some colorful leaves near the northern edge of the graveyard, and I looked over the fence to see this:

desktop background image of the garden and buddha statue at the Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) in Kyoto Japan, at the height of autumn colors. -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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 couldn't see much, but the partially-visible roof made me guess that it was the back garden of a temple.

desktop background image of the garden and buddha statue at the Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) in Kyoto Japan, at the height of autumn colors. -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Anyway, I continued to explore the paths in the graveyard, and at the end of one came to a larger affair:

Teshima Family Grave dated “ 明治 38 ” (1905) -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Teshima Family Grave
dated 明治38 (1905)

The wabi-sabi is strong here. Its size suggests importance, and parts of it are still in good shape, but other parts are leaning precariously, and there are few right angles left anymore. But the fact that it's still here means, I think, that someone's still paying for its space on temple grounds.

Reading the information on these stones is an art, one of which I have only the most basic abilities. Here's the side that has the date:

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Across the top are two characters, 「松」meaning pine and 「淳」, which my dictionary says means pure. I don't know whether these are headings for the dates that come underneath them, or whether they are a single word (and if so, whether it's 「松淳」「淳松」), so I'm off to a bad start.

But, down the right side is clearly a date that reads 「明治三十八年八月十日歿」, which means Died Aug 10, Meiji 38. The 38th year of the Meiji era is 1905.

The writing is somewhat stylized, as you can tell by comparing the font seen in the sentence above with that seen on the stone. In particular, I'd not recognize the middle character as 「年」outside the context of an obvious date.

Down the left side is also clearly a date, though which date I'm not so sure. It looks to be 「昭和四年十月廾一日歿」, which seems to me to mean Died October 21st, Showa 4 (year 4 of the Showa era was 1929). But again, the character that looks to be 「年」doesn't look quite right, so I might be missing something.

Across from this large grave was a more modern, and more colorful one that had clearly been tended to recently:

Very Modern -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Very Modern

But, across from it next to the bigger one was an older one still:

Dating from 明治32 (1899) -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Dating from 明治32 (1899)
Dating from 明治25 (1892) -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Dating from 明治25 (1892)

I started on a mission to see how old of a stone I could find. Soon I came across a date with an era name I'd never seen:

Doesn't Look Particularly Old -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Doesn't Look Particularly Old
The Side with the Date reading 「享保十九 甲寅 年」down the right, and「九月十日」down the left -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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 Side with the Date
reading 「享保十九甲寅年」down the right,
and「九月十日」down the left

I had to look up the era name, 「享保」, so pulled up Wikipedia's List of Japanese era names, and was excited to find that the Kyoho era went from 1716 to 1736, so this year-19 date equates to 1734. It's older than America.

The date was clear to me, but the two small characters 甲 and 寅 after the year number were a mystery. Later that evening, Manseki-san told me it was from the Chinese sexagenary cycle, a sixty-year cycle that seems to be in the same class as the 12-year cycle we sometimes hear spoken of with phrases like year of the horse. Indeed, doing the calculations for 1734, we find it equates to year 51 of that cycle, which is denoted by those two characters included on the stone.

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明治 16 (1883) Looks older than it is, perhaps because it's not pure stone? (is it a layer of cement that's flaking off?) -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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明治16 (1883)
Looks older than it is, perhaps because it's not pure stone?
(is it a layer of cement that's flaking off?)
明治 19 and 20 (1886 and 1887) -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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明治19 and 20
(1886 and 1887)
文政 9 (1826) -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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文政9
(1826)

The current era is in year 29, and the previous era ran for 63 years, so it's easy to forget that sometimes the eras lasted just a few years (they last only as long as their emperor). In the past 150 years there have been only four eras, but in the 150 years prior to that there were 21. This part of Kyoto used to be on the fringe, and has been used for burial rituals for over a thousand years, so with well over a hundred era names that might apply to things I find, I have to look up any but the most recent. It can be a bit exciting as I scroll backwards in time and still don't find a match.

Lots of Questions -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Lots of Questions

This seems to have a mini life story. From what I can tell, he was born on Sep 18th in the year 文久2 (1862), joined families (by marriage, I assume), and died on May 8 of 昭和17 (1942), which would put him just shy of his 80th birthday. But it seems to say 81 years old at one point. I'm probably just misunderstanding something, but I wonder whether they simply lost track of the years. In counting from the birth year (文久2) to the death year (昭和17) one has to know the details of six eras (文久 covered three years, 元治 just two, 慶応 covered 4, then 明治 and 大正 covered 43 and 15, respectively, and then they were still in 昭和).

Now I suppose they have an app for computing time spans across eras, but I can't imagine how they kept it straight back then. 🙂

Generations The three old ones across the back are from different generations -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Generations
The three old ones across the back are from different generations

The three old stones above were clearly part of a set, and carried the dates, left to right, of 延寳2 (1674), 享保12 (1727), and 享保20 (1735).

At first I couldn't figure out that leftmost date because I couldn't find any reference to「延寳」on the Wikipedia eras page. I didn't realize that it was the oldest stone I'd so far found.

It turns out, I learned that night thanks to Manseki's help, that「寳」is the old way to write「宝」so the Wikipedia list had「延宝」. I've since updated the Wikipedia page to include the original way it was written, and added a photo of the gravestone above (showing the date as originally written) to the Wikipedia page for that Era.

明和8 (1771) -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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明和8 (1771)
Slumping the stones on the left are falling back into the hedge -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Slumping
the stones on the left are falling back into the hedge

The stones along the hedge in the photo above are actually at the edge of a steep enbankment over a stret. Here's the view from the street, with the same hedge on the right:

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It doesn't look like it'll be too long before those stones come crashing down into the street. )-:

Typical Path -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Typical Path
Black Cat -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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 Cat
Old and Older cylindrical one at left is from 文化 11 (1814) white one in the foreground is from 元禄 12 (1699) -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Old and Older
cylindrical one at left is from 文化11 (1814)
white one in the foreground is from 元禄12 (1699)
From 元禄12 (1699) -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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From 元禄12 (1699)
I Haven't Moved Very Far I've been wandering in the same general area -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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 Haven't Moved Very Far
I've been wandering in the same general area

I finally started moving farther afield from where my friend's map link had pointed me, moving up a hill and behind other temples...

Mini Mover thin little rig for transporting heavy stones -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Mini Mover
thin little rig for transporting heavy stones
Lovely Mood -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Lovely Mood
Another Cemetery they all seem to be connected in this area -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Another Cemetery
they all seem to be connected in this area
Some Temple's Back Garden over a fence at this other cemetery -- Konkaikomyou-ji Temple (金戒光明寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Some Temple's Back Garden
over a fence at this other cemetery

Wandering back toward my starting point to complete a loop that enclosed the temple I'd been peeking at over fences, I came back to within a few steps of where I was pointed to on the map, and found the entrance to the temple:

Eisho-in Temple 栄摂院 -- Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Eisho-in Temple
栄摂院
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Inviting -- Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Inviting
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Just Inside -- Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Just Inside
Main Garden View with that big buddha we saw before, in the upper left -- Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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Main Garden View
with that big buddha we saw before, in the upper left
We Meet Again -- Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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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We Meet Again

So this is where my friend had intended me to go. Now I understand. It's amazing.

I posted a few from here in A Few Views of Kyoto’s Spectacular Eisho-in Temple, though I took those photos the morning after today's walk, when I had the place mostly to myself.

And the wigglegram that I posted the other day came from here, on yet another morning visit a few days after this one.

Many people, when they walk through the gate into the garden area, immediately take a photo of the buddha...

desktop background image of the garden at the Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) in Kyoto, Japan, during the height of fall-foliage colors. -- Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
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Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Eisho-in Temple (栄摂院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos

To be continued...


All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Thanks Jeffrey. I have walked that area in Google Earth so maybe in real life on our next trip.

Lily and I often stop at cemeteries during our trips. Finding the oldest is always a challenge but sometimes an interesting trend appears. While in a central WA cemetery we noticed in that area the ages of 18-32 were very deadly. It seemed that accidents and disease were very high in that group. If you made it past that range then most people lived to their 60s or beyond.

Rick
Kenmore,WA

— comment by Rick Hancock on December 9th, 2017 at 5:37am JST (6 months, 13 days ago) comment permalink

This is not a comment but a question.

You once wrote about a photo book you made for Brother In Law’s wedding.
What company did you use?
Would you still recomment that company or do you now use another company?

My friend has used My Publisher in the past but they have been bought out by Shutterfly. He is not keen on Shutterfly’s paper quality.

Thank you for your response.
-Diane

You’re referring to this post from seven years ago. I’ve only made one book since, like all the others, using Blurb. My info is sufficiently old that I doubt it counts for much anymore, but FWIW I have memories of Blurb being a horrendous, inflexible, technically-inept company to work with, but if you could work through it all, the end product always turned out great for me. If I were to make another book, I’d probably just use the Book module inside Lightroom, which I believe still uses Blurb. —Jeffrey

— comment by Diane Nakano on December 12th, 2017 at 2:58pm JST (6 months, 10 days ago) comment permalink

Re: that particular headstone indicating the man’s age was 81, not 80: It’s my understanding Japanese calculate age differently than westerners– a baby is born at age ‘one’, if that makes sense. GREAT BLOG

— comment by David Bockman on January 9th, 2018 at 4:17am JST (5 months, 14 days ago) comment permalink
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