This is part of the #Sanjusangendo temple. These are replicas of the deity Kannon. Kannon has 1000 arms, so each statue has 42 arms in rows of 25 (to cover the 25 planes). Altogether it means it represents the 10000 arms. They each also have several heads. Supposedly they have 10 heads with which to see human suffering and 10 times that many arms with which to eliminate human suffering. They are protected by the statutes of the warriors (most of which are deities from the Hindu faith–i.e. Braham is a guardian of the Kannon here, but the God of Creation in Hindu). There are hundreds of these and they date back to the 1200s.
Starbucks bears – Japanese Style!
This lovely #tea shop in #Otaru, #Hokkaido has a gorgeous view of the blossoming trees and you get to keep the little cups as a souvenir! 💕 Otaru is known as the Venice of Japan because of its Venetian Glass companies
Finally got to see the cherry blossom of Japan – bucket list wish accomplished!
At #Sapporo Tv Tower waiting for #night to set in! Was a beautiful #sunset – now to see one of the ‘#Top3 Best night views in #Japan’
The new #KPOP band #Target were flying with us today to #Japan! We Checked in right beside them and then flew out on the same flight.
#music #koreanmusic #pop #kpopband #instakpop #koreanpop #music #band
‘By the river I went walking
When my troubles came to mind.
But I did not stop for them
And they could not catch up to me.’
This is the breath-taking park at #Arashiyama in #Kyoto Japan. My friends went to find the #monkey 🙈🙉🙊park at the top of the mountain, but I’m not a HUGE fan of monkeys up close – and – personal. So I just walked along the river. This day is one of my most precious memories. The atmosphere just soothes your soul ❤️.
Art in the temple & gardens of Sanjusangendo & Chishaku-in at the beautiful #Kyoto. Facebook reminded me of this trip in my memories today. I still say, if you could only visit one city in all of #Japan, go to Kyoto. Breathtaking history, culture, art, museums, temples, natures, modern. . . . I ❤️ Kyoto as much as I do Seoul (and that’s saying a lot!)