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Autumn Color Report 2014
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2014/11/12 - Eiheiji Report
by scott

The trees around Eiheiji Temple's Founder's Hall

This morning I jumped on the Thunderbird limited express for the 90 minute ride from Kyoto to meet up with Schauwecker in Fukui. The goal was to check out the autumn color around Eiheiji Temple.

Eiheiji is a large temple complex located in the wooded hills outside of Fukui City. The temple is one of the two head temples of Soto Zen Buddhism, which is one of the most popular religious sects in Japan and popular worldwide. The large complex is also an active monastery where people from all over the world come to study Soto Zen Buddhism.

The grounds are also a popular autumn foliage spot and colorful maples and keyaki trees are planted all around the various halls and covered corridors. Most of the trees looked to be right around the peak today, with plenty of bright yellows and brilliant reds to be seen.

Entrance to Eiheiji
Kannon statue in the trees
A giant stone lantern and eight sided pagoda
Koyo in the courtyard
Maple leaves reflected in the water basin
Sanmon Gate
Maple and keyaki leaves over the tiled roofs
Lantern

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List of Posts:
2014/12/05 - Tokyo Report
2014/12/04 - Kanazawa Report
2014/12/03 - Kyoto Report
2014/12/02 - Kamakura Report
2014/11/28 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/27 - Tokyo Report
2014/11/26 - Nara Report
2014/11/25 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/21 - Osaka Report
2014/11/20 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/19 - Korankei Report
2014/11/18 - Miyajima Report
2014/11/18 - Tokyo Report
2014/11/17 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/14 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/14 - Himeji Report
2014/11/13 - Fuji Report
2014/11/13 - Tokyo Report
2014/11/12 - Eiheiji Report
2014/11/11 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/07 - Tokyo Report
2014/11/07 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/06 - Yamadera Report
2014/11/04 - Fuji Report
2014/11/04 - Hakone Report
2014/10/31 - Karuizawa Report
2014/10/29 - Shima Onsen Report
2014/10/24 - Fuji Report
2014/10/21 - Bandai Report
2014/10/21 - Nikko Report
2014/10/20 - Towada Report
2014/10/16 - Tateyama Report
2014/10/15 - Kurikoma Report
2014/10/08 - Nasu Report
2014/10/07 - Nikko Report
2014/10/01 - Oze Report
2014/09/29 - Tateyama Report
2014/09/26 - Nikko Report
2014/09/19 - Tokachidake Report
2014/09/18 - Kurodake Report
2014/09/17 - Asahidake Report

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