Friday, June 13, 2014

Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Day 7 Yakumo to Hirose


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The seventh day of my walk along the Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage promised to be yet another fine May day.

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My route is going to take me southeast into the mountains where there is a mountaintop temple to visit before dropping down the other side into the Hirose valley.

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There are no settlements of any size along the route, so no shops, although I have never been down this road before.

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Once the road ascends into the higher country the number of farmhouses drops, and there are just isolated farmhouses..... some abandoned.

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Some not yet abandoned.

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I will be stopping by at all the roadside shrines and altars I pass on the lookout for interesting statues etc.

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