Showing posts from October 13, 2008

Picture of the Week

For those of you who enjoyed last week's picture of the fall leaves of Japan, I thought I'd do another one this week.

Tofukuji is a Zen temple, which was constructed in 1236 with the aim of building a temple in the style of Todaiji and Kofukuji, the two great temples of Nara. Note that the name "Tofukuji" is a combination of the names of the two model temples.

Each autumn, Tofukuji becomes one of Japan's most spectacular (and crowded) spots for autumn leaf viewing. The second half of November is usually the best time to view the ocean of colored trees in combination with the traditional temple architecture.
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of Japan's history. What does is say to you? Does it invoke any creative juices that make you want to create something? Do you like to work in ethnic styles? Keep those comments coming!