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Silver #6 (not Silver)

Posted by Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 25 October 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

There is a black stone in a pond of the garden of 銀閣寺 ginkakuji, the Temple of the Silver Pavilion. Many people throw their coins at the stone. It is said that hitting the bull's eye brings a good luck even the coins are not made of silver but aluminum or copper based ally. Is it somewhat silly ?
I heard coins in Trevi Fountain are donated to charity organization. But I don't know where the coins in this pond go.
October 9, 2011 @銀閣寺

Canon EOS 40D 1/90 second F/4.0 ISO 200 50 mm

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Please leave your comments.

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Dazzling shot, good story!

25 Oct 2011 6:32am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A nice effect for this shot...and I agree, a good story!
Wonder where that idea of throwing coins in a fountain first originated ?!!

25 Oct 2011 6:41am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A fortune fountain !

25 Oct 2011 7:29am

k@ from Paris, France

Nice view ! Magic.

25 Oct 2011 9:32am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Yep it's so. In Rome at the Trevi's fountain all the coins are donated to charity organizations... And I was wondering about Ginkakuji... And you know what? I love more Ginkakuji than Kinkakuji...

25 Oct 2011 10:12am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Yeah, better to throw your coins in a beggars cup at least it may buy some food to fill their stomachs.

25 Oct 2011 11:19am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Hiro,
This tradition is also represented in Germany. The brilliance of the coins is captured beautifully.
Have a nice time and all the best. Dear greetings from Christel

25 Oct 2011 11:32am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This tradition of throwing coins into fountains is repeated around the world Hiro! Nicely captured! ;-)

25 Oct 2011 11:40am

Z from Shanghai, China

wonderful process!

26 Oct 2011 1:33am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

There are some traditions similar here but of all places even in shopping centres were there is a fountain...lovely shot

31 Oct 2011 12:20am