Monday, January 19, 2009
I saw this mendicant monk in front of a shopping mall in Hiroshima.
I believe he is of the Nichiren sect of Japanese Buddhism.
I was intrigued by the interaction, and non-reaction, between him and the passers-by.
Older peopled tended to bow as they passed him. Older people tend to bow when they pass a Jizo statue or a shrine entrance.