Friday, December 3, 2010

Show Me Japan: Psychedelic

This is a pagoda located within the Kobe Municipal Arboretum. It is fairly non-discript from the outside, located up a small hill in the center of the park. The treasure is when you actually walk into the pagoda and lookup at the intricately decorated celling. During this visit also noticed a few signs that mentioned a wasps nest, the signs also insured it was from "awhile ago." On closer inspection you can see the nest even in this photograph, it is the round object off-center at the top. Wow am I glad that nest was not active, in person is was quite imposing. Photograph was taken by getting all my settings the way I wanted them, and then setting the self-timer on the camera, and then setting it on the center of the floor and walking away.

Photograph is my entry for this weeks Show-me-Japan (Vol.1 Issue 3). Click on the previous link to see the other entries.


  1. Wow! What is that? You're looking UP at the ceiling? I thought you were looking DOWN at a roof, or something. Psychedelic all the way. :)

  2. What a detailed decorated ceiling! It's funny that even a wasp nest is one of the elements of that decoration!!
    Great photo and thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Thanks All! Another great weekend with show-me-Japan