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25 November 2012

Taimadera, pt 1

My brother in law, Shigenori, took me to Taimadera, a large temple complex in Nara, founded in 612. So large it might take up a few posts, as it has several gardens, as well as nice trees like this topless juniper, below. I’d never really explored Nara much before - just the city itself, but not the countryside.
The autumn colours were just kicking in - it’s really the last 2 weeks of November when they really ping, and this was a few days early, but the weather was changing when we were there, getting chillier. You can see the mist still clinging to the hills behind - it had rained hard that morning.
Hey - only a month until Christmas!