毘沙門堂のサルスベリ/Crape Myrtle in Bishamondo Temple
A big #Crape_myrtle in #Bishamondo Temple garden was at its full bloom.
Crape myrtle is written "百日紅"--hundred days showy pink in Chinese characters in Japan. As it name shows, it lasts very long from the beginning to the end of summer. It's the only girl in surrounding green.
Walk uphill from the nearest Yamashina Station for about 20 minutes to this Buddhist temple. At the very last moment, there are steep upstairs which may take your time and energy.
But it's worth going up to see a beautiful vermilion gate. Shinto shrines (Japanese indigenous animistic religion) are decorated with vermilion like this, but Buddhist temples usually aren't. (Well, Kyoto has too many exceptions, though.) This place is Buddhist but covered with vermilion, which shows this Buddhist temple is a complex with Shinto idea.