This picture is taken in Kyoto and the name of the temple is ‘Kiyomizu Dera’. This temple is one of the most famous temples in Japan.
The season is in autumn. The left side of the trees is still green but for the right side of the tree, all of the leaves have fallen down. The green trees might be pine tree because the leaves stay on the tree all year long. I see some leaves turning in yellow, but I do not see leaves turning in red. There are no clouds in the sky and the weather is very mild. The temple is built in very high place. I guess this is because the view is very beautiful, and some people are having a view in the picture. This temple is made from tree and it must be a hard work to build the structures from the bottom. What I found interesting was the double bars which were made not to fall down from the temple. I think this is because there was a belief that says if you jump out from the temple and if you were still alive, your wishes will come true. If you died, you can still rest in peace. Therefore, the owner of the temple made the bars double because it is dangerous (I don’t know it helped or not) I also like the angle of the picture. In this picture, there is a temple which was made by people, and on the left side, there are some natures. We can see that people and nature is coexisting. How wonderfulJ!
I can see that this girl is not from a poor family, because there is shamisen on the left, tea implements on the middle and the back, and sushi on the front. The girl is sitting in ‘seiza’ which is the Japanese way of sitting. She seems like she is going to eat sushi because she is holding a small plate and chopsticks. However, it is weird because sushi is considered to be an expensive food and we usually eat it with family. I also think this picture is strange because there are two tea implements.
The girl is looking on the right but there is nothing. There might be something which the picture did not include but it seems that she is totally out of it. She is not thinking about sushi, or shamisen. On her hair there is a flower instead of kanzashi, or real flower trying to make like a kanzashi, because something is hanging down from the flower.
To me, this picture is just representing Japanese culture things to the foreigners. It is so strange to have all of the things in one place!