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Dinner for one

dinner for one at fudoin koyasan

Fudoin (Koyasan, Japan)

Today’s photo doesn’t show the garden I looked out on very well. For a better view of it, click here.

Koyasan’s Fudoin

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Today’s photo is a reverse angle of this prior one. That’s my room in the background.

Japanese-style futon (布団)

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Kaede room in Fudoin all ready for bed

After my fabulous dinner at Fudoin, I headed out for a night walk through Okunoin. When I returned the monks had made my bed. I sleep so much better in a futon than a western-style bed.

不動院 panorama from room

photomerge koyasan fudoin room view

peaking out my room window, this is a photomerge of Fudoin on Koyasan

Fudoin’s scenery (景色)

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view from Kaede room in Fudoin on Koyasan


As previously mentioned, I was given the Kaede room when I checked in at Fudoin. After the temple priest instructed me on where everything was in the room, how to use the remote controls, and when dinner would be served he departed. I rested a moment before getting up to slide the shoji (障子) open and enjoy my view.

Next week I will show you 180 degrees of view once I stuck my head out through the window.

Time for church

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Morning prayer service in a Buddhist temple (Fudoin on Koyasan)

I have witnessed many Shinto and Buddhist rituals, but my night on Koyasan was my first experience actually participating in one (other than carrying the omikoshi during a Shinto procession). The night I was there the shukubo had two other parties of gaijin and three or four parties of native Japanese. We all attended the prayer service led by the young Buddhist monks in the morning. Although you didn’t need to speak or understand Japanese to participate, I was the only one of the gaijin who did more than watch. Maybe the others were Christian and felt like they would be betraying their faith. In any event, it felt good to do more than just watch for once.