Interesting Photo of the Day: Beautiful Winter Scene In Kyoto, Japan

It’s amazing how a light dusting of snow can completely transform an already beautiful scene. This serene image of the snow covered Daigo-ji temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto was taken by the talented Japanese photographer Azul Obscura:

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A snow covered Daigo-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan. (Via 500px. Click to view full size.)

Daigo-ji is a UNESCO world heritage site and an important example of a Shingon Buddhist temple. The largest temple in Kyoto was established in the 9th century, but it was later restored by hegemon Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 16th century. The site includes several temples and buildings set upon the entire mountain of Daigo-san.

The new year’s snow fall on the mountain created an opportunity Obscura could not miss.

“New Year’s Day, it was heavy snow in Kyoto. The next day morning, I went to Daigoji without hesitation. There was incredibly beautiful scenery, I felt like I was in a dream…”

The image was shot with a Sigma SD1 Merrill.

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