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Posts tagged lanterns

Unto moss thou shalt return

Mossy stone lanterns

宮島

宮島

A night on Miyajima

厳島神社

Kusho Myojin @ Ninnaji

九所明神

Today’s photo is from Kyoto, Japan. The interesting thing (to me) about these buildings is that even though they are on the site of a Buddhist temple (Ninnaji), they are Shinto in design. These three buildings hold nine gods and have been doing so since 1644. The stone lanterns in front come from the 17th Century as well.

Bon Odori

Dance of the dead

@nskbhachiman #bon #bonodori #tokyo #japan

A few days ago I watched The Barbarian and the Geisha. The opening scene is of a Bon Odori in 1856, and it reminded me of today’s photo, taken at the last Bon Odori I witnessed in 2013.

Throwback Thursday

fudoin koyasan lantern path

Path lined with stone lanterns (石灯籠) @ Koyasan’s Fudoin

#石灯籠 #道 #koyasan #高野山 #不動院 #fudoin