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Tag Archives: Japan travel
In an environment where my normal way of doing things doesn’t work as I expect it to, I am surprised by how long it takes to adapt. Sometimes I don’t. Continue reading
Like a herd of wild beasts, we’re merely running. Like everybody else. Continue reading
This strolling garden is renowned as “the garden of Japanese waka poetry” with 88 views described in ancient anthologies of poems. Continue reading
Watching these human cleaning-bullets in action—and timing them to see whether the seven-minute bit is true—adds a little bit of show business for the passengers who otherwise might chafe at having to wait those extra seven minutes before boarding. Continue reading
Tanigumi Kegonji temple is the final destination on a renowned 33-temple pilgrimage. Here pilgrims can search the cave below the temple for a smooth stone. If they find it, they have touched Buddha’s heart. Continue reading
Now the blackness here in the belly of the earth is complete. I cannot see the fingers I wiggle in front of my face. Continue reading
The moment my right foot hits the top step, gongs sound and the monks begin to chant. Everything vibrates with energy like a rocket lifting off. Continue reading
Pausing at shops and a restaurant along the broad avenue, we work our way up the steady incline toward Tanigumi Kegonji temple. Continue reading
We are lost. Not exactly lost as our driver and the rest of us know are in Gifu on our way to Tanigumi Kegonji. Continue reading