JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 9 – NARA VII – NIGATSUDO HALL

by Antonio Gil August. 25, 2020 537 views
Japanese Dragon Temizuya

Japanese Dragon Temizuya

Hot water for tea – Teresa's picture

Hot water for tea – Teresa's picture

Nigatsudo Hall

Nigatsudo Hall

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

♫♫ Omizutori Festival in Nigatsudo Hall of Nara Todaiji Temple ♫♫

To the east of Todaiji Temple, Nigatsudo is a smaller temple also part of Todaiji, but an important complex in its own right. At sunset, it offers one of the most beautiful scenes in all of Nara. You can approach from a path in front of Todaiji, which leads up cobbled steps flanked by ancient stone walls, or from the back of Todaiji, where the path leads to a covered wooden staircase. Either way, as you reach the top, the magnificent wooden structure of the main hall looms above you. As the sun sets and the lanterns are lit, the views over Nara are unbeatable.

The Nigatsudo is best known for Omizutori, a fire and water ceremony on March 12 every year, where huge flaming torches are held out from the temple balcony. The next day, sacred water is drawn from a well under the temple, which is said to have healing properties. The ceremony has been held here without a break since 752.

www.visitnara.jp

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José Manuel 7 months, 1 week ago

Bonitas fotos. Pbs. 
Have a nice day.

7 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 7 months, 1 week ago

Obrigado Zé. Bom dia também para ti

7 months, 1 week ago Edited
Buster Bruce 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Always following and enjoying your works of art photos

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to read your comments my friend

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Amazing place! The fire & water ceremony was very exciting! Nice video of the ceremony! Love your variety of subjects, treatments, edits, compositions, colors, mono & clarity! Great series, as always, Amigos!
Always a treat, my friends!!
+1smile+1

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to read your comments my friend

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to see your offerings!
+1smile+1

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Fantastic set ...Great work Antonio

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you my friend

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Strange on Asia people are much more willing to let there picture taken. Here you have to be very carefull. Like this set.

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I generally agree with you but in Japan they are a bit more secretive. Thanks Peter

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Awesome capture of the dragon, very cool. Glad to see you back smile

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Took a week to rest. Thanks dear friend

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heike 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Hehe, the dragoon is very cute. It has a bit of a dog breed that we call  in German "Schnauzer"  (Schnauzer means mustache.)
https://hund.info/zwergschnauzer.html
#10 is soo lovely! smile

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Not sure if this dragon would like to be compared to a Schnauzer 😁😁 The children were great models always laughing and playing. Thanks dear friend

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Marsha 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Each shot unique and interesting! Beautiful collection from dragon to smiling school kids 😊

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marsha 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I try to show what I saw chronologically. Thanks dear friend

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Joe Zink 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Photo #1 is awesome, Antonio!
I like the black and white treatment in #9 as well.

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks for liking my mighty dragon 😊

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
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