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Onigawara Of Shikoku Part 2
2018-05-07 02:57
Onigawara, "DemonTiles", are the , usually ceramic, tiles decorated with the face of a demon usually found on the roofs of temples, and sometimes shrines and private dwellings. Meant to… Read More
Saiki Reflections
2018-05-04 09:02
In the early evening I was heading to my minshuku and crossed the river. The strong light and fairly calm surface produced some quite nice reflections. That's all. No more words, just pi… Read More
Kanmon Bridge
2018-04-30 03:02
The Kanmom Straits, one of the entrances into the Seto Inland Sea, separate Honshu and Kyushu, and at its narrowest is only about 800 meters wide. The Kanmon Bridge was one of the bigges… Read More
Saiki Castle
2018-04-27 08:50
Saiki, on the coast of southern Oita Prefecture was a castle town in the Edo Period. Built in 1606 by Mori Takamasa, Tsuruya Castle, now known as Saiki Castle, was built on top of  Moun… Read More
Sasaguri Pilgrimage Honmyoin
2018-04-16 04:25
Though it is numbered 33 in the 88 temples of the pilgrimage, Honmyoin is often the first temple visited as it is located close to Sasaguri Station. The honzon is Yakushi Nyorai, the "Me… Read More
The Married Rocks Of Kamiura
2018-04-14 00:43
Meoto Iwa, literally "married rocks" are found at numerous points around the Japanese coastline. A larger rock is connected to a smaller rock by a shimenawa. The most famous Meoto Iwa, a… Read More
Taizoji
2018-04-11 01:14
The first seven temples of the Kyushu Fudo Myo Pilgrimage are located on the Kunisaki Peninsula. Rather than visit them in numerical order I decided instead to walk most of the Kunisaki Mine… Read More
Bone Buddhas
2018-04-06 09:47
When I first heard about Bone Buddhas, Okutsu Butsu, I imagined statues made out of whole bones, shins, ribs etc but that is not what they are. They are made out of crushed bones. The first… Read More
The Evisceration Of Rural Japan Part 2
2018-04-03 10:29
Something else closed on March 31st, Museum 104, more commonly known as Mizu no Kuni, a delightful museum devoted to water.  These photos are from my last visit there, about a year ago… Read More

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