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Hakone Shrine

Tenzuiki Juto Oido
built 1591
San Kie-en Gardens

I took these while I was in Japan 10 years ago (man, it sure doesn’t seem like it has been that long.) Looking back now the shots are kind of crooked, and I just wish I had had a better camera, one with at least a zoom lense on it. The carving on the wood door was just amazing to behold, and I fear it wasn’t captured to well. But hey, a poor starving college student can’t be picky. and at least I was in Japan, right? 🙂



Filed under Japan, Photography

35 responses to “Door

  1. Beautiful doors! Take care. Dani

  2. Oh my I’m speechless!!! (The oriental design is just awe inspiring, isn’t it?)

    My Saturday Photo is posted.

  3. What lovely photos. I’m having a great time visiting door around the world today and your’s is a wonderful addition!

  4. They are gorgeous! And yea… you were IN Japan! (wish I were) WONDERFUL photos for today’s theme!!!

  5. My cousion lived in Japan. She would totally love these doors!

  6. Those are beautiful. And no fair you were in Japan. I barely left the US – and my camera still could be better.

  7. Very cool doors! And cool place to take the pics!

  8. Hey nice pics! You know who I found out lived in Japan for a few years this week. Janet @ FondofSnape. She’s on the blogroll. You should go visit her.

  9. asian inspired doors, good choice.

  10. So what shrine was this from? 🙂 I was born and raised there, so any shots of japan are always a pleasure to see. 🙂

    Did you take pictures of the vending machines too? Those were perhaps some of the craziest things, although when I was there, I never thought of it as crazy 😛 When i moved to the states, i thought, “where are the vending machines?”

    Great shots, even if they’re not level. If I would have thought of torii and the shrines, I would have posted my shots from Miyajima Island (the holiest island in japan)

    Thanks for your shots, they really gave me a boost today. 🙂

    oh, mine is up too. 😛

  11. how cool. Would have never guessed they were from Japan. We went to 2 small japanese gardens in our travels from vacation, but nothing like that. Beautiful. thanks for the visit.

  12. I would love to go to Japan, always wanted to, just never got there yet. You are so lucky, and to see all the culture must have been a wonderful experience, to say the least :=)


  13. Deb

    The photos are breath-taking. You’re so lucky to have gone.

    I’m glad your day got better; you deserve a break. 🙂 The festival sounds like fun, remember your sunscreen! LOL.

    BTW, I love the hymn in your last post, it was my favorite when I was a child.

  14. Wow, I think you did a great job. What fabulous door. I feel like I’ve been on a trip.

  15. Ooooooooo doors with a flare! Now those are awesome!

    Mines finally up, as I am finally up! Went to the “Lake House” movie last night. It was really good. Cried my eyes out! Good ending though.

    Have a wonderful Saturday!

  16. If you download Picasa (it’s a free download) there is a “straighten” function for adjusting photos that do not come out quite square. I have used it OFTEN! 😉

    Great photos!

  17. Nice pictures. Really amazing doors! Thanks for visiting my photo!

  18. Pat

    Wow – beautiful doors! Would love to go to Japan some day.

  19. mar

    yeah for your Japan pictures! love the doors – happy saturday, my pics are up 🙂

  20. Beautiful doors. I would love to visit Japan sometime. I love their art.

  21. Wow what beauitful doors! I love their uniqueness (sp) and design! Very cool!

    Happy Saturday!

  22. Cool pix!

    Thanks for stopping by mine 🙂

  23. Oh Julia, those are so gorgeous! I never thought much about doors before today… but now I’m seeing them in a whole new way!

  24. Yoshi – the first picture was taken at Hakone and the second was taken at San Kie-en Gardens the titles I have with the pic is Tenzuiji Juto Oido and the year it was built was 1591

  25. Very nice doors! The carving is very pretty. I would love to visit Japan one day! My step daughter took 2 semesters of Japanese. She should go with me!!

    Thanks for visiting today! I hope you have had a super Saturday!

  26. great pictures, there straight, just tilt your head, lol, went to japan on R&R. The whole country is beautiful. thanks for visiting my site.

  27. This is what I call a beauty.
    Thanks for dropping by.

  28. I didn’t know doors could be such a piece of art!! Just beautiful.

    Take care,

  29. Wow. Those are beautiful! THanks for stopping by my blog.

  30. Deb

    Yes, very beautiful doors! And…I do think they are older than the Sherwood Forest one I posted! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Gorgeous…I love those pictures! I’ve never seen doors like those! 🙂

  32. Those are beautiful doors. The carvings are incredible. Thank you so much for sharing.

  33. hey Goofy! Very cool looking doors! Thanks for stopping by my place and commenting!

  34. Very cool Japanese doors. Thanks for sharing your pictures. The carving work on the doors in the bottom picture is just amazing.
    Thanks for stopping by to check out my doors. =)

  35. I was so busy last week I’m just now gettin’ to see the door theme pix! These are lovely door. The second one has so much detail – just love doors like that!

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