JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – TOKYO – SENSOUJI TEMPLE – KOI

by Antonio Gil March. 08, 2020 539 views

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♫♫ Carpa Koi ♫♫

The words "koi" and "nishikigoi" come from the Japanese reading of Classical Chinese words 鯉 (common carp) and 錦鯉 (brocaded carp) respectively. In both languages, the former can refer to many Asian carp species. In Japanese, "koi" is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love", so koi are symbols of love and friendship in Japan.

錦鯉沖風擲,絲禽掠浪飛。短亭幽徑入,陳廟數峰圍。The "koi" plunged into the wind and the birds flew in the waves

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Buster Bruce 8 months, 2 weeks ago

The keen eye behind the lens- bravo!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Much obliged Bruce smile

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Francesc 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Fantastic work...I love the views and portraits!!! Happy week Antonio

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Happy week and muchas gracias amigo

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Jay Boggess 8 months, 3 weeks ago

#9 WOW!!! Exquisite image! 
Wonderful series, as always Amigo! You 2 never fail to delight the senses, inform the mind and warm the soul!
Bravo!+1grinning+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I can say the same about your comments Jay. Thank you so much

8 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 8 months, 3 weeks ago

+1smile+1

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Camellia Staab 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I knew they were called Koi but never checked to see what the word meant...another learning day. The colors on your photos are really, really nice. I guess it also helps that the Japanese people surround themselves with color.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 8 months, 3 weeks ago

It sure does. And further on you'll see a true geisha (not easy to find nowadays)

8 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Varsha Arun 8 months, 3 weeks ago

The "geisha" get-ups are such a standout, are they not? :-p

8 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Varsha Arun 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Indeed they are smile

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