Monday, July 7, 2008

day 188 & 189 - Saikyoji

Detail of the rare 200 year-old Five needle Pine (Pinus parvifolia) growing in our friend's garden.

Shima's friends welcome us to the local Buddhist temple of Saikyo, where they generously explained customs and rituals and served us with Tea Ceremony.

Shoichiro lights incense.

Detail of  a painted column & rafter.

Detail of the temple's bell.

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