Kyoto, Japan 京都、日本
This portrait was taken at the beginning of Philosopher’s Path on a 9 day trip with the love of my life ( woman I planned to spend the rest of my life with) at that time. The path follows a canal which is lined by hundres of cherry trees which connects Genkaku-ji temple, Anraku-ji temple, Otoyo-jinja shrine, Kumanoyakuo-jinja shrine, Eikan-do Zenrin-ji temple, and Nanzen-ji temple making this one of the citie’s most popular cherry blossom viewing spots. The walk takes about 30 minutes but most people spend more time at the temples and shrines along the way.
The name “Philosopher’s Path” (Tetsugaku no mich) was given due to Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan’s most famous philosophers, who was said to practice meditation while walking this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University.