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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Candle Light-Up In Nikko


Photographed at Kanmangafuchi Abyss (含満ガ淵) in Nikko city. On Valentine's Day, we had a candle light-up ceremony. These Jizo statues are called Bake Jizo. It is called so because whenever you count the number of statues, you are always confused and the number is not consistent...

Why??

Because numerous numbers of Jizo statues are there. Some are pretty small and you may miss them. Some are not full figured because they were flushed away by flooding that happened around 100 years ago...

This is a Black and White Weekend, Shadow Shot Sunday #145 and Scenic Sunday 136

                 

Have a wonderful weekend.

43 comments:

  1. I want to count them someday.

    Awesome photo!

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  2. Oh Yoshi, what a stunning photograph. It's perfect in B&W.

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  3. yes, it's a great moment, very well captured!
    about valentine's day: here in Romania, there are some who don't like this "import" of traditions... but the media, the marketing, seems to be the winners, and bring the "americanization" of customs and habits...
    is it the same in Japan?

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  4. so, has there ever been an accurate count taken? beautiful photo Yoshi. snow and candles, cold and warmth. nicely done. have a great weekend!

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  5. Incredible subject, the lighting is excellent!

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  6. What an extraordinary scene. I'd like to see this in real life.

    Lucy

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  7. This is wonderful. Very beautiful and moving.

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  8. They look like they're cold and trying to warm up next to the lamps!

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  9. What an amazing image with the candle light!

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  10. They are looking magic with this light effect! Hugs from Luzia.

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  11. The lighting is so beautiful. This is a lovely photo.

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  12. You caught that extremely interesting lighting. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Completely & Amazingly Beautiful. So peaceful. Must've been amazing to be there.

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  14. Amazing scene - the statues and candles seem to go on forever,

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  15. Excellent composition, again!
    The candle lights make very interesting this nice shot.

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  16. Awesome photo. Very beautiful with all the lights.

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  17. This is just so awesome! I love the look of the snow wrapped over each jizo like a shawl.

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  18. An interesting photo that leads to an interest challenge. Well done.

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  19. what an interesting story it is!! But, sorry for Jizo, some of them were damaged by the flood. In Kasuga Grand Shrine,Nara, about 3000 metal and stone lanterns. If one can count the exact number of them at night, he or she will be super-rich. Similar myth, isn't it??
    Thank you for sharing a great picture!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  20. This is a beautiful photo Yoshi...the combination of snow and candles with the statues really adds to the intrigue!

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  21. Very beautiful lights and composition. Love it :)

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  22. Superb capture, wonderful composition! I love it, Yoshi! Always a pleasure to visit your blog and view your photos! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  23. We don't often consider shadows on a dark night. Of course we should! Each statue covered with snow is illuminated by the small ligth in front of each. The shapes aren't fully realized in the dark, bit each flame adds a unique character to each statue!

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  24. Beautiful picture. You're right, the statues seem to go on forever and make it difficult to get an accurate count.

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  25. Very interesting about not being able to count the Jizo statues!

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  26. Wow...this photo is incredible!!!!

    Here is my link:

    Misty Morn

    Have a great weekend.

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  27. This is a stunningly beautiful shot....wonderful!

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  28. Very pretty. I'd love to visit Japan one day, maybe I'll look you up to be my guide!

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  29. You have given us a fabulous black and white + snow photograph this week. It is awesome. I would love to see it in person. T’is a shame Japan is so far from the USA. This is one gorgeous shot.

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  30. What a stunning photo. If it didn't look so cold it would be lovely to just sit and absorb the tranquility.

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  31. I like the beautiful composition. Fine light >(
    Regards Halina

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  32. Very interesting, thanks for sharing
    happy sunday^^ following you frim scenic sunday,hope u can visit mine too^^
    http://casseydab-spec.blogspot.com/2011/02/scenic-sunday-chinese-taoist-temple.html

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  33. Great leading line, suits very well in B&W and a story behind the photo is always interesting. Gives the photo something extra

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  34. Belle photo (et b&w) et bon choix pour le challenge du Dimanche, thanks for sharing

    Remember, Every Friday, The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  35. This is an incredibly beautiful shot - I love it. It is always such a treat to look at all the wonderful pictures that are shared! hugs, antonella :-)

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  36. What a magical place. Beautiful!

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  37. this is very possibly my favorite shadow shot for the week. *love this*

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