2020-09-18

Monet's Pond — Japanese Pond

Far in the mountains of Japan in Gifu Prefecture, Nemichi Shrine in Seki city, there is an absolutely stunning pond "Monet's Pond", to which tourists beckon like a magnet. The whole secret is in the incredible beauty of this place - clear water, lilies and bright fish bring to mind Monet's paintings, and it seems, no matter how you photograph the landscape, each frame turns out to be incredibly artistic.

Monet's pond, Seki-shi, Japan

Monet's pond, Seki-shi, Japan

An incredibly beautiful body of water, as if descended from an artist's painting.


The shrine's koi pond is so small with only 60 feet long and it does not have a separate name, it is called the "Pond with no name" in Gifu, Japan. Although recently among tourists this place is becoming more and more known as "Monet's Pond" due to the associations with the famous painting by the artist Claude Monet. The "Water Lilies" series of paintings that the painter Claude Monet dedicated to the water lilies in his garden pond in Giverny . "In clear weather, the water in the pond becomes so transparent that it seems as if the golden carps are not swimming, but floating in the air," writes one of the visitors. - "And in autumn the colors are so intense that the landscape turns into a vivid picture."  [first Images / source]


Claude Monet * Water Lilies * circa 1915 Now located in the Pinakothek, Munich
Monet Pond Painting
Claude Monet * Water Lilies * circa 1915 Now located in the Pinakothek, Munich. Image / Source

During autumn this place looks even more unreal , since at this time the different shades of the trees are saturated and there is an explosion of pigments that are reflected in the water. Likewise, the aquatic species that inhabit the pond are unique due to their shapes and tones; They range from blue, white, and orange to gold, black, and mottled.

On the other hand, among all the jewels that float in the pond there is a fish so special that people go exclusively to look for it. It is a carp with a heart-shaped spot  that according to the inhabitants of the area has the power to bring  happiness to those who see it.

Monet's Pond in Japan


Monet's pond, Seki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
Monet's pond, Seki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
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Seki Japan
Seki Japan
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Shi Japanese
Shi Japanese
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Japanese Pond

Japanese Pond

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Koi fish pond in Japan
Koi fish pond in Japan
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Seki Shi
Seki Shi
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Monet Pond

Monet Pond

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Japan Pond
Japan Pond
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Sekiro koi fish, Monet's Pond Japan
Sekiro koi fish, Monet's Pond Japan
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Monet's pond, Seki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
Monet's Pond
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Monet's pond, Seki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan

This natural wonder is outside the big Japanese cities, in the Nemichi shrine in the small town of Gifu, which in addition to housing the pond, is also home to a wooden temple dedicated to the gods of Japanese culture.


Source | Wikipedia | Travesiasdigital | Nippon100

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