Thursday, October 27, 2011

Higashi Honganji temple + the back alleys and streets

Higashi Honganji temple is just on the north side of the Kyoto station. I've walked past it several times but now decided to check it out while waiting for the Shinkansen. It was actually one the best bigger temple experiences so far. The building itself is one the biggest wooden structures in the world. Definitely worth checking out. There was this miniature telling how many lives were sacrificed during the building of this temple when people fetched the woods from the mountains. The photos 3-5 are from this miniature depicting the avalanches that killed people.

The rest of the photos are from the back alleys and streets in Kyoto. Small stuff you don't easily notice.

Tomorrow I'm leaving to Fukuoka. I try to tell about my time in Hiroshima and Miyajima soon. But I have at least 1000 photos from there so it will take some time to sort them out.

This is actually shot through the Shinkansen window.

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