It may sound unbelievable, but this image was actually taken during a continuous rain. A 40-minute exposure (like in Y-18) was necessary for this photograph, and, according to William, “No raindrop falls on the exact same spot, and it won’t show any ripples during a 40-minute exposure.” Also, by using such a long exposure, he was able to collect enough light on a dark day to render this image on film. The rounded cobblestones (isshuseki) are placed on the Suhama Shore besides the Minami-ike pond. The water is calm and reflects the Yatsuhashi bridge with its upright posts that support a wisteria trellis. We can also see another bridge to the right, the Tsukabashi, which is in perfect balance with the Yatsuhashi. This image has an ethereal beauty about it.
Sento Gosho (E-115)
From the The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto collection.
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