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Posts tagged buddhist

12 years ago…

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Kamakura Daibutsu (July 2010)

Portland Japanese Flat Garden

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I’ve visited Portland at least a couple dozen times over the past 25 years. I thought I had been to the Portland Japanese Garden about 20 years ago. We went for a visit this past weekend, and I realized it was the Seattle Japanese Garden that I went to long ago so this was a first. There was a pretty good downpour just before (and just after) taking this photo (which is a photomerge of 22 photos) so not many people around.

Tochoji

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Tochoji’s Buddharupas (Fukuoka, Japan)

The sign at my feet as I took today’s photo said, in English, “Do Not Enter. Buddhists Only.”, as if the ability to read English automatically makes a person not a Buddhist.

Toshogu five-story pagoda

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Nikkō Tōshō-gū pagoda (May 2010)

The original five-story pagoda was donated by a daimyo in 1650, but it was burned down during a fire and was rebuilt in 1818. Each story represents an element: earth, water, fire, wind, and the void.

Two different Tengus

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Karasu Tengu and Yamabushi Tengu (天狗)

Today’s photo is from Mt. Takao, not far from Tokyo and was taken 11 years ago yesterday.

Daishoin on Miyajima

Daishoin on Miyajima (June 2013)