Friday, September 7, 2012

Green Day (Rurikoji-Temple)

Rurikoji-Temple;  Yamaguchi-pref. in Japan

               The Picture up there in the free scrapbook is from Wikipedia. 
 This spring, we visited this temple in our prefecture with some of our relatives. 
 And these two pics down there were taken by mobile-phone by me and hubby.
Haha, as you can see he tried to put the whole temple.




This Rurikoji-Temple (瑠璃光寺) five-story pagodas, designated as a national treasurewas built around 14th century (Muromachi-era in Japan) by Ouchi-family. It is located in Yamaguchi-city where sometime referred as western Kyoto in Japan; and also is one of the important five-story pagodas along with Horyuji's in Nara and Daigoji's in Kyoto, and is the symbol of Yamaguchi city.  Here is the link you can see more detail and lots of beautiful pictures there.
        Linking this post to Green Day hosted by Fiona at Raindrops and Daisies (later)

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is just beautiful! amazing structure in a gorgeous setting. :)

Shelly said...

How gorgeous, my dear friend Miyako! I would love to visit something as stately and that has been here for so long as this. I am so glad you and your hubby were able to go~

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

This is gorgeous. I would love to be able to visit it.
Thank you for you sweet comments.
Hugs from Minnesota.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako san,

Lovely post with great photos!
Amazing that this 5 story pagoda still is standing beautifully since the 14th century. They mention cypress skin, so it must be great quality and very well preserved!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Mary said...

Oh what a pretty post...and you heading is new ...very nice.

Cloudy said...

Da wünscht man sich einmal selbst davor zu stehen...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

What a beautiful temple......I would love to see that in person.....

thisisme said...

This is such a beautiful temple dear Miyako. How lovely that you and your hubby were able to visit. I can't believe how old it is! Sending love to you, as always.

✿ chica said...

Templo maravilhoso! beijos,lindo dia!chica

Danielle said...

I love how you embellished this beautiful temple photo.

Tamago said...

What a beautiful temple! And I love the name, Rurikoji is such a beautiful and elegant name. I also love the garden. Pond and trees and rocks...I would love to visit there some day!
Have a wonderful weekend, Miyako san!

Barbara F. said...

Hello, my friend, what lovely photos, the temple is just gorgeous, as are the gardens surrounding it. xo

oldthings said...

A historical building surrounded from these green trees !
Olympia

Tammy said...

It's so lovely to see these lovely pagodas and temples that have stood the test of time. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Claudia Moser said...

Simply wonderful!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a beautiful temple. THe location is gorgeous too, I love the lake! Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend!

Lisa said...

Can you go in the pagoda, and go up to the top?

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Beautiful!
Great choice for Green Day! This temple is so different from what I'm used to, it's so exotic! Thanks for this post. :)

Belle said...

What a beautiful temple! Your husband got some good photos of it. It is nice to see it close up. Have a lovely day, dear friend.

Michiko Johnson said...

Miyako san,
Rurikoji-Temple Yamaguchi city Kyoto Horyuji's.
You having a wonderful Temple that is vest with in all over country.
I used show 2010 MSN Home of a beautiful temple from the Japan.
I love to yours very much Miyako san!
Have a nice weekend,
Michiko

my diary said...

nice post thanks for sharing...blessings

Magia da Inês said...

彡♡` Olá, amiga!
É muito bonito!
Lindo dia!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos. ♡彡.
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

ladyfi said...

Such a pretty temple! Lovely shots.

Renae said...

I just joined you. I thought I had joined you earlier. I'm confused, oh well.

Your site is fun and many of your followers are those that follow me. We have that in common.

Do have a fab weekend.

Little Dotty Bird said...

what an absolutely stunning building. I love how different and beautufully ornate your architecture is in your part of the world. So different to historical British buildings. Thanks for sharing, what a treasure! x

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I think this is the temple I included in my blog as one of the places I really wanted to visit! It's a beautiful place, I love the trees surrounding it. There seems to be a lot of trees in Japan, there are where I live too, so I think this must be why I love it.

lenalima said...

Lindo esse templo!
abraços!!!