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1880's. A man is fishing while women in kimono cross Togetsukyo (literally, bridge to the moon) in Kyoto’s Arashiyama. The buddhist temple Horinji can be seen on the hillside at the far end of the bridge. The bridge received its poetic name after Emperor Kameyama (1249-1305) mentioned that the bridge appeared to stretch to the moon.

A man is fishing while women in kimono cross Togetsukyo (literally…

OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN: 知恩院三門 1890年代の京都

View on the San-mon main gate and a stone bridge at Chionin buddhist temple in the Higashiyama district in Kyoto, Japan.

大阪 道頓堀 ; Doutonbori Osaka

Dotonbori Canal and Ebisubashi Bridge, Osaka (Photo by Adolfo Farsari)

Buddhist monks walk in procession on the grounds of Tofuku-ji, a buddhist temple in Kyoto. The writing on their bags reads Daihonzan Tofuku-ji Hondo Saiken (大本山東福寺本堂再建), “reconstruction of the hondo (main hall) of Daihonzan Tofuku-ji.” They were apparently on their way to the city to collect donations for reconstruction work on the temple.

Buddhist monks walk in procession on the grounds of Tofuku-ji, a buddhist temple in Kyoto.

彦根・菖蒲園 -- 【タイムスリップ】幕末から明治へ「1800年代末の日本」の臨場感あふれる写真たち

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