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Jizos autumn

This photograph is a second view of the previously shared "Hundred Jizos path", but taken a bit later, when the sun was setting. The low rays of light made the colors of the Momiji leaves even more vibrant than during the day and the statues of the Jizos below seemed to take life, as if they were walking and talking each other. The colorful skullcaps popping out from below the Momiji leaves made this glimpse curious and fascinating.

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Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: SMC DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Focal lenght: 80mm
Shutter time: 1/160s
Aperture value: f/6.3
Sensitivity: ISO200

You can read the full article about Miyajima's Momijidani park on my personal website: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/autumn-japan-miyajima-momijidani-park/

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Hundred Jizos path

The path the runs through the Momijidani Park, in Miyajima, leads to the nearbies of the Shinomiya Shrine; there you'll find an enchanting staircase of stone, surrounded by hundreds of Jizos. Those many smiling statues, dressed up with colorful skullcaps and scarfs, represent the Bodhisattvas who protect the travelers, children and women. In Autumn, some Momiji trees, with their vibrant red leaves, frame the staircase making the walk a delightful experience.

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Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Focal lenght: 15mm
Shutter time: 1/30s
Aperture value: f/6.3
Sensitivity: ISO200

If you want to read the entire article about the Momijidani park in Miyajima, follow this link to my personal website: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/autumn-japan-miyajima-momijidani-park/

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Traditional ryokan in Miyajima

Along the main walk in the Momijidani park of Miyajima, you can find a short deviation that brings to some traditional ryokan and tea houses. Their structure and shape are fascinating because every element is made of natural materials, like stone, wood, ceramic and rice paper. The carving of the entrance roof's supports are beautiful, as the roof itself, made of straws and shingles.
Almost everything is assembled by joint and the result as whole is a house which blends in perfectly with the surrounding nature.

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Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Focal lenght: 15mm
Shutter time: 1/13s
Aperture value: f/7.1
Sensitivity: ISO100

If you want to read the entire article about the Momijidani park in Miyajima, follow this link to my personal website: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/autumn-japan-miyajima-momijidani-park/

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#japan #autumn #fall #miyajima #momijidani #ryokan #teahouse #travelphotography


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Autumn fashion

The Momijidani park, in Miyajima, is the perfect place to enjoy the amazing colors of the japanese Autumn and, sometimes, it's possible to assist to interesting and funny situations like this one: a little girl, in occasion of the walk in the park, had been dressed by her parents with a nice colorful kimono. This scene instantly caught the attention of the nearby tourists: while the parents of the little girl were taking the "ritual shot", those tourists crowded behind them to take advantage of the posing "fashion star", snapping some photos to capture her cuteness.
She didn't seem to completely appreciate so much attention, being caught unprepared to become a celebrity.

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Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: SMC DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Focal lenght: 75mm
Shutter time: 1/160s
Aperture value: f/2.8
Sensitivity: ISO400

If you want to see more of my day in the Momijidani park, have a look at the blog post on my personal website: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/autumn-japan-miyajima-momijidani-park/

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Yabusame - Falling

The Yabusame archer loses the balance and falls from his horse. Due to the complexity of riding the horse and take aim on the target while standing up on the stirrups, falling from the horse is a concrete possibility. Losing the balance is a matter of a fraction of second. Moreover, if the horse is nervous the ride is even harder. Luckily, in this case, the archer has fallen just a few centimeters beyond the poles and he didn’t report any injury.

You can find the entire article with the complete series of photographs of this event on my personal website here: http://j.mp/Yabusame

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Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR
Focal Length:    100mm
Aperture value:  f/6.7
Shutter Speed:  1/1000
ISO:                      200

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Yabusame - Tightening the bow

The Yabusame archer, standing on his legs, tightens the Yumi bow as he approaches the target. Being a special longbow, the archer has to tighten it above his head and then align the arm to the eyes just before shooting the arrow. It’s a very difficult position to keep, while standing on a running horse. During the act of shooting, called “hanare”, the archer shouts “In You” that means “Yin and Yang, Darkness and Light”, the two opposite forces of the universe. Shouting these words, the archer focuses all his spiritual energies inside the arrow that, through the Yumi, is thrown to the source of the Universe, the true essence of Buddha.

You can find the entire article with the complete series of photographs of this event on my personal website here: http://j.mp/Yabusame

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Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR
Focal Length:    115mm
Aperture value:  f/6.7
Shutter Speed:  1/1000
ISO:                      200

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Yabusame - Hit

One of the challenging Yabusame archers hits the target, mantaining a perfect posture on his horse. The arrow with the V-shaped prong strikes loudly the wooden target, splitting it in two halves. This is the second hit; if the archer will hit the third target, placed at a distance of 70 meters, he will accomplish his challenge, obtaining honour and respect and will please the gods.

You can find the entire article with the complete series of photographs of this event on my personal website here: http://j.mp/Yabusame

EXIF:
Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR
Focal Length:    115mm
Aperture value:  f/5.6
Shutter Speed:  1/1000
ISO:                      200

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Yabusame - Concentration

One of the challengers of the Yabusame competition concentrates before his ride. The entire ride will last just about 20 seconds, but this discipline requires many skills and concentration is an essential factor. In this close up is possible to have a clear view on some of the traditional elements of the archer’s clothing: the hat, named “Onigasa”; the left part of the upper clothing, named “Igote” serves as protection for the arm that holds the Yumi longbow; the lower part, made of deer’s leather and named “Mukabaki”, protects the legs.

You can find the entire article with the complete series of photographs of this event on my personal website here: http://j.mp/Yabusame

EXIF:
Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR
Focal Length:    135mm
Aperture value:  f/5.6
Shutter Speed:  1/250
ISO:                      100

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Yabusame - Parade

Before the beginning of the Yabusame competition, the archers, the judges and their assistants parade along the track in front of the spectators. For every figure there is a specific clothing that is a perfect reproduction of the original: the materials, the shape and the decorations of each dress date back to the Kamakura period. Attending the parade is like jumping back in time of nearly 800 years.

You can find the entire article with the complete series of photographs of this event on my personal website here: http://j.mp/Yabusame

EXIF:
Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR
Focal Length:    135mm
Aperture value:  f/5.6
Shutter Speed:  1/500
ISO:                      100

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Yabusame - Running archer

A Yabusame archer runs toward the stable. The historical competition of Yabusame is going to start and the archer, dressed with ancient japanese silk clothes, hurries to reach the stable keeping in hand his Zouri to run without hindrance.
You can find the entire article with the complete series of photographs of this event on my personal website here: http://j.mp/Yabusame

EXIF:
Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR
Focal Length:    135mm
Aperture value:  f/5.6
Shutter Speed:  1/750
ISO:                      100

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