I’m in Japan this week, researching and enjoying the sights. I’d planned to share a more in-depth explanation of the journey—and I’ll deliver, eventually—but unfortunately, the blog interface seems to consider me a pirate due to my foreign URL, and refused to let me aboard to write this blog. Big thanks to Annamaria Alfieri for helping me share at least some photos of the journey to date—and I promise more in the weeks to come!
The front entrance to Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
|A dragon statue at a sub-shrine of Fushimi Inari, which sits part way up the mountain.|
An Inari Guardian statue at Fushimi Inari — the foxes are Inari’s messengers
The entry pond at Myomanji, a Buddhist Temple north of Kyoto
The entrance to Nijo Castle — once the residence of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu
My son, the Sophomore, a Shinto Shrine along Kyoto’s famous philosopher’s path
Susan - Sunday