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2020-09-24 10:55
Heading down the Kuma River it was not too long before I cam upon another thatched temple. This one was the Amida-do of Shorenji temple.It was built in 1295 by Yorimune Sagara to memorialize… Read More
Cat Temple Shozen-in
2020-09-22 10:44
Standing guard in front of the gate to Shozen-in, a small temple in the mountains of Kumamoto, are a pair of cats rather than the more usual nio or komainu. The reason relates to the story o… Read More
2020-09-20 06:38
 The Kannon-do (Kannon Hall) at Shozen-in Temple near Yunomae in the mountains of Kumamoto is rather unusual. It has a thatched roof, which in itself is quite unusual although not so un… Read More
Yunomae Manga Museum
2020-09-18 03:50
 After leaving my berth for the night I began the 41st day of my walk around Kyushu by taking the train a couple of stops east to the terminal at Yunomae, a small hot spring resort in t… Read More
Sleeper Train To Nowhere
2020-09-16 02:24
 When I am not sleeping out for the night I always look for the cheapest type of accommodation possible, so I was delighted to find Blue Train Taragi for the night of my 40th day walkin… Read More
Statues And Fall Colors At Kandaiji Temple
2020-09-13 02:55
Some of the photos of statues I encountered amoing the autumn colors at Kandaiji Temple, the 51st temple on the Kyushu Pilgrimage. It is located in the upper part of the Kumagawa Valley in s… Read More
Tashibu Motomiya Hachimansha
2020-09-11 02:58
 The Kunisaki Peninsula is one of my most favorite places, one reason being that some of the cultural revolution that took place at the end of the 19th Century was somewhat ignored here… Read More

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