The 'Philosopher's Walk' is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kyoto. It is located at the foot of Mt. Higashi. Its southward route starts around Wakaoji Shrine, which is located north east of Eikando. The north route goes along a canal to Ginkakuji Temple. In this photo series, I will introduce the renowned 'Autumn Foliage of Eikando' in three stories. I visited this temple on November 19th, 2013.
The first story of this series features the autumn foliage around Amida Hall, which houses the 'Looking-back Amida', the precious main Buddah statue of this temple. The burning vermilion autumn leaves seen through cedar trees and the view of Amida Hall shining in red hue under the setting sun are just marvelous.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.