Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto

When I saw the cover of an old Harper’s Bazaar, I wanted to go to where the photo was taken. I looked around, at last I found that it is Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto. I went finally there for my business trip in February! It was so cold, but there were not lots of people. So I could take my photos behind nobody. My English teacher told me that they were so crowded in April. I recommend February if you want to take a great photo. By the way, the model’s pose of the old Harper’s Bazaar looked like Japanese traditional dance. She was Japanese, and the magazine was around 1960. So I bet she knew the pose of Japanese traditional dance. I also performed it, and I wanted to do the same pose at the same place! I would love to do it much better. I have to practice much more.

昔のハーパース・バザーにお気に入りの表紙があります。 そこが京都の伏見稲荷大社だと知ってから、私もいつか同じ場所で同じポーズをして同じように撮ってみたいなあと温めてきたのが今回の写真です。 そしてついに、今年の二月、京都の出張で夢を叶えてきました。 大変寒くて凍えそうでしたが、そのおかげで人が少なめで、私以外誰もいない瞬間をカメラに収める事ができました。 英会話の先生は、四月に観光した時は人が多すぎたとげんなりしていらしたので、 もし、ブログなどのために最高の写真を撮るのが目的でしたら私は二月をおすすめします。 今回参考にした雑誌の表紙のポーズの話ですが、その日本人のモデルさんは日舞のようなポーズをとっていました。 雑誌は60年代前後のものです。 彼女は間違いなく、日舞をやっていらっしゃる方だと思いました。 私も日舞をやっていますので、同じ事ができそうな気がしました。 そして、こんな風に完成しました! もっとこうしたかったなあという点がいくつかあるので、日舞のお稽古をもっと頑張らなくてはいけないです。

Tan knit, Zara pants, 10 Crosby Derek Lam shoes, Cartier sunglasses, Oscar De La Renta earrings

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  1. Such a lovely place, dear Akiko! Beautiful photos and outfit! :)

  2. Nice photos! I love Fushimi Inari so much and finally made my dream come true when I visited Japan last month :))

  3. The Fushimi Inari is stunning! Besides, its colour and shape make a very good backdrop for your photos. Is that a path to connect two important areas or just a decorative/artistic item?

    Have a nice weekend...

  4. Amazing location and great look as usual!
    Kisses, Paola.

  5. This is a stunning locating for your shots, Akiko. Love the pink pants.

  6. Spectacular photos and wonderful outfit dear!!! After this post I really want to visit Japan :-)

  7. Spectacular photos! Japan has so many beautiful spots :)

  8. Thank you for your comments♡
    I really recommend Fushimi inari!!!