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Monday, January 23, 2017

Monet's Pond, Seki City, Japan.

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Nestled in the mountains surrounding Seki City is one of the many Shinto shrines that pepper the Japanese landscape.  Nemichi Shrine is a wooden building that honors the gods and goddesses of the indigenous faith of Japan. But nearby is a pond that is gaining quite a bit of attention due to its picturesque beauty and resemblance to a series of paintings by the famous impressionist, Claude Monet.

There is such an amazing attraction in the Japanese mountains of Gifu Prefecture, which is worth seeing. It is an absolutely incredible pond with carps, which shimmers with bright colors, and is very reminiscent of the famous Monet’s painting “Water Lilies.” Everything here reminds masterpiece of the great French painter – transparent water, lilies, colorful small fish and even the bridge evoke Monet’s paintings. If you take a picture of the landscape from any angle, every shot would be a piece of art.
Water Lilies by Claude-Monet
Thus it has got a nickname « Monet’s Pond ». Though in fact, the pond has no official name, and is often called simply “Unnamed pond in Gifu”. But tourists easily find this place and admire its unreal scenery! When the weather is clear, the water in the pond is amazingly clean and limpid. In such days you can see the algae and other details of the underwater life. But, of course, fish looks the most spectacular – thanks to the tranquility and transparency of the pond, you might think that it is floating in the air. They say in autumn the colors are so saturated that the landscape is particularly wonderful, and turns into a vivid picture.
Looking at the photos of Hidenobu Suzuki living painting
Monet's Pond
Seki City
Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Koi Pond
with water as clear as crystal

Water Lilies by Claude-Monet

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