Autumn Leaves and White Snow at Engaku-ji Temple

by Takayasu - Japan Licensed Guide
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We had snow on November 24 in the Kanto Plain. The metropolitan area including Kamakura was covered with the white veil of snow.  The snowfall in November is the first time in 53 years. I went to Kita-Kamakura to visit Engaku-ji Temple in the afternoon.  The snowfall ceased by then and I could take some good pictures.

Autumn Leaves and White Snow at  Engaku-ji Temple

This is the down-look picture from the top of the steps at the Entrance Gate of Engaku-ji Temple. Trees are now changing colors.  Usually steps are crowded with visitors taking photos.  There were few people right after the snow.  Yes, I was lucky.

Autumn Leaves and White Snow at  Engaku-ji Temple

Autumn Leaves and White Snow at  Engaku-ji Temple

These two pictures are of the snow-covered garden behind the Hojo or Abbot’s Quarters.

Leaves are turning yellow and red.  You may not have the chance to see such autumn leaves and white snow simultaneously in another 50 years.

Autumn Leaves and White Snow at  Engaku-ji Temple

This was taken from the same angle a month ago. You see the green tree, pond, rocks, grass and white sands.  The building is a part of Abbot’s Quarters.

Autumn Leaves and White Snow at  Engaku-ji Temple

I stood on the approach to ‘Butsunichi-an’ where a tea ceremony is held on 4th of every month, and took a picture of ‘Myoko-chi’ pond through the trees.  Enjoy the snow on the edge of the pond among the leaves turning colors.

Autumn Leaves and White Snow at  Engaku-ji Temple

Look at this picture of ‘Myoko-chi’ pond taken from the garden in the Abbot’s Quarters.

These two photos make beautiful contrast with each other.


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