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Monk's mountain #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 25 September 2014 in Landscape & Rural.

September 13, 2014 @犬鳴山
This mountain has a name 犬鳴山 inu-naki-san, dog-bark-mountain literally. There is a story.
A thousand years ago, a hunter was chasing a deer in this mountain. when he came near the waterfall, his dog suddenly barked loudly. The deer ran away because of the barking. The hunter got angry and cut the dog's head off. The head jumped up above his master and bit the huge serpent which had been going to swallow the hunter. The dog succeeded to kill the serpent and died. The reason the dog barked loudly was to save his master. He realized his dog's loyalty and repented of his wrong act. He became a monk to practice asceticism and held a service for his loyal dog in this mountain.

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Please leave your comments.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The story is touching. I can well imagine the pain of the hunter realized his mistake. The image of the place looks like it'd be a memorial for what happened. Picture of the atmosphere is well suited to the story.

25 Sep 2014 6:10am

@Jypyä Pop: Thanks ! I'm glad you fully understand the story and feel the atmosphere.

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo

25 Sep 2014 6:18am

Devi from Chennai, India

That's a very interesting narration..and what a beautiful image here !!!

25 Sep 2014 6:21am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle composition!

25 Sep 2014 9:55am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un rendu intéressant de l'intensité lumineuse !! j'aime beaucoup cette recherche !

25 Sep 2014 12:10pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Great photo and a interesting legend.

25 Sep 2014 2:36pm

franz from Baden, Austria

love the setting and your cross processing !
the tonality suits the sad story of the place perfectly (it's interesting to notice that there are similar stories in different cultures ...) !

25 Sep 2014 3:10pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful scene. And a great story. Lovely. :)

25 Sep 2014 3:39pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


25 Sep 2014 4:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image and sad story. Neat processing.

25 Sep 2014 5:18pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

Un peu trop "vert" pour moi mais de ta photo se dégage toujours une belle lumière.
Bonne soirée

25 Sep 2014 6:23pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I agree with Ryse but i like the compo and the place.

25 Sep 2014 6:54pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, tone & lighting!

25 Sep 2014 7:09pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent photo, nice tones.

25 Sep 2014 7:24pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel pont et vue quel rendu et image superbe compo

26 Sep 2014 3:24am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


26 Sep 2014 7:54am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderful story to add to the image here . . no wonder it feels special.

26 Sep 2014 9:19am