Sunday, January 17, 2010
For many years I only visited shrines, not temples. I think I got into this habit whenI first came to japan and lived in Kyoto where the temples charged admission prices and shrines didn't.
I recent years I have started to enjoy the art on offer at local temples, like Josen-Ji, in Ichiki.
The main hall had been recently rebuilt, so the wood was fresh. Its unusual to see Komainu, alternatively called shishi, this color.