Friday, July 20, 2012

Arigato, Japonia! 41. Templul Nison-in din Arashiyama / Arigato, Japan! 41. Nison-in Temple in Arashiyama

Nison-in is more visited during late autumn, in momiji time, when the tens of shades of the leaves are a true show.

It was founded in 841, and it is famous for the two Buddha's figures: Shaka-Nyorai, who looks after our souls during our present life, and Amiba-Nyorai, who looks after them in our future lives. Both come from the Heian era.


There are also some nice fusuma, painted door panels, in the main hall. In the backyard it is a cemetery where emperors and members of the imperial family are burried.

Templul Nison-in este cautat de turisti mai ales toamna tarziu, cand incepe sezonul de admirat artarii, momiji, ale caror frunze capata atunci culori minunate, in zeci de nuante.

Fondat in anul 841, este un templu apartinand sectei Tendai a Buddhismului japonez. El este faimos pentru cele doua figuri ale lui Buddha, Shaka-Nyorai - care ne ghideaza sufletul in viata prezenta si Amida-Nyorai - care se ingrijeste de el in vietile viitoare. Ambele dateaza din perioada Heian.

De asemenea, aici exista si un cimitir in care sunt inmormantati imparati si membri ai familiei imperiale.

Cateva frumoase fusuma, usi glisante cu panelurile pictate de pictori renumiti ai timpului, pot fi admirate in cladirea centrala. Ca si la celelalte temple, e o liniste aproape desavarsita, incat poti auzi zumzetul albinelor intre florile de cires.

poarta principala
aleea de intrare
cimitirul vechi
o parte moderna a cimitirului
cimitirul
clopotnita
altarul principal
fusuma
Shaka-Nyorai si Amida-Nyorai
poarta pe care intrau mesagerii imperiali



12 comments:

VP said...

What a wonderful place...

Joop Zand said...

Interesting serie photo's....i like it.

Greetings, Joop

Traveling Hawk said...

Like every place I visited there, VP:) Thank you for the appreciation.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Joop. I'm glad.

badge® said...

Toamna l-am prins, frunzele abia începuseră să se coloreze. Vremea nu prea a ținut cu noi, ne-a cam plouat, dar voi ține minte toată viața acea zi. A fost memorabilă, locul e incredibil de frumos.

Traveling Hawk said...

Mi-as dori sa ma pot intoarce o data toamna acolo sau in Coreea de Sud. Toamna e oricum anotimpul meu preferat si culorile de acolo sunt o nebunie, dupa cum am vazut pe alte bloguri. Deocamdata insa imi indrept atentia spre Asia Centrala:)

Multumesc pentru vizita, badger!

Randy said...

I can't believe how close the stones are in the old part of the cemetery.

Traveling Hawk said...

Next one will be amazing in this respect, Randy!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Very historic place. Nice variety of scenes with beautiful tree colours.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, J_on_tour!

Helma said...

Autumn in my opinion the best time to take pictures, because then you have en most colors. that you see your blog :-) Again a cemetery with many stones.

Kind regards, Helma

Traveling Hawk said...

You are right, Helma. In autumn it is also a very nice light.