Friday, February 12, 2010

Red hats & bibs: around the trees

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The last time I visited Tachikue Gorge I was really lucky to get some quite magical light.

As well as along the cliff, some of the 1,500 statues are placed around some of the huge trees there.

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There may be times during the year when the gorge gets visitors, but each time I've been there I have been the only person there.

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The first time I visited I had walked for three days over the mountains from Iwami and down the Kando River.

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Buses from Izumo Station, 8k away, stop at several point along the gorge.

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6 comments:

  1. The top one is the pick of the litter!

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  2. This is amanzing. I've been to Japan several times and next time we go...we need to get off the beaten path.
    I LOVE YOUR BLOG...
    I've been posting some of my b&Iw photos from Japan on my site. Hope you can take a look...

    http://patricktillettphotography.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi Pat.
    Thanks.
    You have some nice photos on your site....

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  4. I love these pictures! Are these Jizo Bosatsu? Why are they placed under the tree? Looks almost like some strong spiritual forces are gathering around the tree :)

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  5. Many are Jizo. Some are other buddhas and disciples. It was a Shugendo site, so natural connections are strong.

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