Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Arashiyama Bamboo

Arashiyama Bamboo

This image was taken in the Sagano bamboo forest in Arashiyama, west of Kyoto, Japan. The whole area has been known for its beautiful, natural setting since as early as the Heian period (794-1185), when nobles sought a place of clam and quiet outside the ancient capital. Lying between the Nonomiya-jinja shrine and Tenryu-ji temple, the famous bamboo groves are a great place for a stroll. There’s no avoiding looking “Up.” With a gentle breeze, the almost impossibly tall bamboo sways and creaks. Sunlight filters through, dappling the 500-meter pathway and creating a deep sense of peace.

This post was inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme this week was “Up.”

Be sure to take a look at others’ photo interpretations of the theme “Up.”


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Free-spirited traveler at peace on the slow road. Packs light and treads lightly. Tamara writes about the nomadic lifestyle and slow travel along with budget-friendly tips and destination guides.