Image title: Kyoto Japan Daitokuji temple in the rain

Kyoto Japan Daitokuji temple in the rain

This temple is part of the Daitokuji complex in the north west of the city of Kyoto, Japan. Here it is in heavy rain during my visit on on 30 August 2005.

One of the formative influences on my pictures of Manchester and other cities is the Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) who produced many famous series of woodblock prints (Ukiyo-e) including '53 Stations of the Tokaido' and 'Famous places of the Eastern Capital' (Edo, later Tokyo). Here I have added rain in Photoshop, as, though very heavy, it was invisible in the photograph. The rain and the two people walking on the right, are remiscent of one of Hiroshige's woodblock prints.

More info on Hiroshige at this address.


Kyoto Japan Daitokuji temple in the rain



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