Through Ancient Roofs

 

 

The modern Kyoto Tower through the roofs of one of the Shrines

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Torris at Fushimi Inari

Fushimi Inari

The Tori memorials at Fushimi Inari

Kiyomizu-Dera

Kiyomizu-Dera

Kiyomizu-dera

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera

Yesterday, we visited the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in Kyoto. It’s a beautiful temple!

 

Praying Buddhist Monks

Praying Buddhist Monks

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The Ringing Bell

The Great Bell

This is one of the bells at Japan’s Kamakura Shrines. It sits at the top of a mountain, and originally was run to denote important news/times. Now, they still ring them on News Years Eve if I understand correctly. They are beautiful works of art!

Further good news: I climbed a butt-load of stairs to see this bell, and I was delighted to find out that it also gave me a great view of the area. Plus, I know I lost some weight. 🙂