Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Night Scene of Two Temple;

On 15th, I've been to Yamaguchi-city where First Christmas was held in Japan in 1552. Francisco de Xavier(1506-1552) who was the first missionary of Christianity to Japan performed missionary work in Yamaguchi-pref. in 1551.   I DO hope you had or having a wonderful blessed Christmas Eve.
Our capital city is referred as western Kyoto. Let me skip the long explanation about two places I took pictures with night scene.

*Rurikoji-Temple (瑠璃光寺) five-story pagodas*
You can read about this temple from my former post here; and this page also has the night scene. I tried the reflection shot this time. 
Here is the link you can read more detail with pictures.


  I've posted about this temple with 2 pages this link
Gate and Garden. The light was blue but NOT sure why SO bluish (^^;)
Let me add the picture of the garden from my former post just for comparison.   
About 500 years ago, the land lord at that time asked Sesshu, who was the monk and also the painter of ink paint, to construct the garden.

              Linking this post to  "Good Fences", and "Weekend Reflections"

I saw Theresa started linking and hurried to write this post after Christmas Eve dinner :-)   I know how unfaithful of me not to return to your kind visits...  Well, finally my personal thing taking up my time got settled and I think I can go back to more relaxed situation. 


  1. it is such a beautiful place! i like the lights and the night reflection is stunning! thank you, miyako, for your sweet friendship all year. blessings to you and your husband, always.

  2. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place.
    Thank you Miyako, I wish you a wonderful
    Christmas and a happy New Year!

  3. What a lovely place, Miyako, your photos are gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you. :)

  4. Love that first reflection shot! Wonderful capture! Merry Christmas to you!

  5. Hello Miyako, your night shots are beautiful. I love the reflection, lights and the garden! Beautiful images.. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  6. The blue nice picture -special...

  7. Very beautiful. Have a lovely Christmas Day tomorrow.

  8. Dearest Miyako,
    LOVE Those first 3 photos! Incredible two temples, the first one especially with its height.
    Well, I've had quite a week too but the good news is that since yesterday noon, we got now cable Internet + TV and we are very happy. Speed and I can upload videos or watch them on YouTube. So happy with it. The fastest Internet I've ever had and all for less money too. Just a mess in the house, rainy and muddy for the person to work outside and constantly coming in the house... Never mind!
    We have a quiet Christmas; just the two of us.

  9. Dear Miyako,

    Your photographs are beautiful and thanks for sharing with us,
    Merry Christmas dear friend and best wishes for the New Year

    Love and hugs and greetings from New Zealand

  10. Beautiful place and photos

    Merry Christmas!


  11. ⋯ ✰ ⋯
    ✿╯BOAS FESTAS!!!

  12. Wooow Miyako san, those night scenes are breathtaking!!! Love the reflection shot. I want to flame it and display on the wall! The blue colors at the garden looks very magical. And the color of sky in the entrance shot is stunning!

    Merry Christmas, Miyako san. Have a wonderful holiday and Oshogatsu!!

  13. Miyako San!
    Temple Jyoet-ti sesshu-tei The Garden was said why so bluisl?
    Your photos are beautiful color,
    Have a wonderful Oshogatsu wow Omukai kudasaimase! Otosan tone!

  14. Gorgeous night photos! I love the first shot with the pretty reflection.

  15. i am terrible at photographing night photos but these are gorgeous. so pretty all lit up!