Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year of the Dragon


This is a detail from Twin Dragons on the ceiling in Kennin-Ji in Kyoto. It was painted in 2002 to commemorate the 800 year anniversary of the temples founding. The artist is Koizumi Junsaku and the painting measures 11.4 by 15.7 meters.

I wish all of you a great new year. In a few days I will be back home and can start posting more regularly again.


  1. Very interesting painting, although this is ahrd to understand its size from the picture.
    Happy new year to you! I'll keep visiting your blog in 2012.

  2. Happy New Year to you to. I didn't know it was the year of the Dragon.Good picture.


  3. Thank you for alerting me to the fact that 2012 is year of the dragon! Your post was the inspiration for this envirohistory NZ post about the New Zealand "dragon", the tuatara, which is known as a "living dinosaur":

  4. Happy New Year to you too! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. Kind Regards, Panda

  5. bonne année à vous aussi merci pour toutes ces photos splendides

  6. I wish you an Happy New Year!
    Even if I don't write a lot I always read your interesting posts with a lot of pleasure!!

  7. A stunning start for the year of the dragon! Look forward to more inspirational shots during the coming year....

  8. I went to Kenninji to see the dragon ceiling in 2008 or so. I love dragons, thanks for all the links.


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