May 17, 2010

Red Overhead


Nodate Parasol is a outdoor parasol commonly seen in temples and shrines. This particular type is called Tsumaore, which uses these colorful threads to weave the middle part.

This was used at Tamon Temple to shade people sitting on the benches outside.

18 comments:

Tall Gary said...

Note cards please! This is fabulous. Love the vibrant color.

I don’t know why but this makes me think of a wedding ceremony. But those are at shrines not temples.

Lois said...

How pretty!

Chuck Pefley said...

Are these hand made, or is there a factory that does these? The intricacy is beautiful ...

Gunn said...

Love it!:)

Louis la Vache said...

What a neat photo! «Louis» really likes geometrical shots like this.

VP said...

A wonderful object and a very good picture!

Leif Hagen said...

A lovely umbrella indeed!
Subarashi desu yo!

ρομπερτ said...

One can only be glad to own the sense of sight. Please have a nice Tuesday.

daily athens

Tash said...

wow! that is just gorgeous.

Al said...

That looks very beautiful and intricate. Fantastic photograph, and very interesting post.

Avatar said...

It's really nice... I learned new thing through your post. :)

T. Becque said...

This is a beautiful photo (and subject). I love your composition.

Tall Gary said...

If you go to Tamon Temple with a special friend can you still sit under that umbrella? I see that it is called a “no date” umbrella. Right up my alley.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Long ago, we used this as an umbrella.

Kaori said...

Thank you all for the comments :-D

Tall Gary, well I think they are often used in weddings, too! (No-date...good one! haha)

Chuck Pefley, yes these are handmade by professional craftsmen!

arabesque said...

fiery red! ^0^
looks like red lanterns from afar.

White Oleander said...

Nice colour!

mia said...

What a great shot! I love the color and composition :)

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