This serene vertical composition reveals the heart of Kyoto's temple sanctuaries. Gazing through the delicate rice paper doorway, we're drawn into a world of tranquility and natural beauty. The elegant silhouette of a centuries-old pine tree, its branches gnarled and wise, stands as a symbol of resilience. Against the backdrop of vibrant greenery, it embodies the enduring spirit of Japanese Zen philosophy. This image captures the essence of a contemplative moment, inviting us to find solace in the timeless wisdom of nature. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.