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The Long Green Path

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 20 April 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

This green corridor is near the site of the Matsu-no-o-roka Corridor which was a long corridor in Edo Castle the floor of which was covered in tatami mats. The walls were decorated with paintings of pine trees (matsu) and plovers.

It was in this corridor that Lord Asano Naganori attacked and wounded a court official named Kira Yoshinaka. As punishment, Lord Naganori was forced to commit ritual suicide. A group of his loyal samurai became masterless upon his death. They planned and plotted for more than a year before the revenge killing of Kira Yoshinaka. The 47 ronin were then forced to commit ritual suicide for murder. This true story was popularized in Japanese culture as emblematic of the loyalty, sacrifice, persistence, and honor that people should preserve in their daily lives. The tale of the Forty-seven Ronin has attained legendary status.

Imperial Palace East Garden
Tokyo, Japan

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Such a path is good for a man. Calm and shady.

20 Apr 2017 6:00am

Marie Le Corre from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very attractive this way in greens varied on which trees throw their shade

20 Apr 2017 6:23am

jean pierre a from France

belle allée!! amitiés

20 Apr 2017 7:01am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une allée agréable

20 Apr 2017 7:12am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition!

20 Apr 2017 8:40am

willy from Belgium

comme une invitation pour une balade Steve..

je te remercie pour les informations intéressantes


20 Apr 2017 9:11am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I can feel refreshing air !

20 Apr 2017 9:53am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great perspectiv to the beautiful green in sun and shadow !The ritual suicide of samourais always impressed me !

20 Apr 2017 10:15am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautiful image with nice play light and shadows.

20 Apr 2017 12:14pm

Shaun from Thorton, United States

What a wonderful place to walk around. The shadows in this excellent image are great.

20 Apr 2017 1:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the dappled light as well as the way the path draws my eye

20 Apr 2017 2:10pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

I like the beautiful fresh green in light. Excellent composition.

20 Apr 2017 2:10pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful pass that makes me want to check it out. It's a very appealing picture. An excellent shot.

20 Apr 2017 3:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & shadows!
Lovely garden!

20 Apr 2017 5:55pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful warm light that filters down and casts dancing shadows across the path!! I love the gorgeous greens!

20 Apr 2017 6:11pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique promenade nature.

20 Apr 2017 8:46pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Such a famous story, I didn't know this was near the spot...

20 Apr 2017 9:39pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Amazing trees.

20 Apr 2017 9:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Such a peaceful place for this to happen. Wonderful narrative. I visited Japan in 1970 and if I remember correctly, we visited the place where the 47 Samurai were buried.

20 Apr 2017 11:07pm

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

What an amazing and gripping story tohave taken place in this otherwise peaceful and serene setting! A magnificentdtory and image, Steve!

21 Apr 2017 2:33am

Anne from France

Peaceful place!

21 Apr 2017 4:56am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

Tu as eu le bon oeil pour cette recherche

21 Apr 2017 8:11am

Devi from Chennai, India

Oops !! What a sad tale here !!
The path looks very beautiful with light and spots of shadows !

21 Apr 2017 11:27am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful scene. Love this green corridor.
And a great record of history. :)

21 Apr 2017 6:18pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

An excellent walk anyway

21 Apr 2017 9:35pm