Yesterday, while driving around along route 4 in the vicinity of Okugaharachō in Nara-ken, I came across this small rural shinto shrine. In front of the shrine is a small river and there are some sakura trees at the entrance. There is something different about the Komainu (狛犬) that are guarding the shrine. The left one has its claw on Continue reading «Tenman jinja (天満神社) in Rural Okugaharachō, Nara-ken!»Read more ›
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Last year in autumn I wanted to see different shrines and temples in the province of Nara. On this particular day , the aim was to visit Ōno-ji Temple, Murō-ji temple and Tanzan jinja, all in Uda County. It was a fine day and the autumn colours where at its peak. There are not so many tourists visiting these shrines Continue reading «Ōno-ji Temple (大野寺) and the Rock Carved Maitreya!»Read more ›
Kokuzo-san: Konin-ji Temple!, a set on Flickr. It’s a bit of a climb up, about 100 meters of stairs through a pine forest. Once you arrive at the temple gate, you’ll immediately impressed with the serenity of the temple grounds. Its quit, there are a lot of trees and places to sit and enjoy the stillness. The paintings on the Continue reading «Kokuzo-san: Konin-ji Temple!»Read more ›