Sunday, November 1, 2009
The Cave of 1,000 Buddhas is another of the "attractions" at Kosan-Ji on Ikuchijima in Hiroshima Prefecture.
One descends into a labyrinth of underground caves and tunnels past a series of tableaux and depictions of buddhist hells.
Then one enters the realm of the buddhas.
The caves and tunnels are all man-made.
One emerges back into the light at the foot of a giant statue of Kannon.