Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Graveyard at Toko-ji


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Behind the Obaku Zen temple Toko-ji in Hagi, Yamaguchi, lies the large graveyard/cemetery housing the tombs of the Mori lords and their wives.

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The 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th lords are buried here, the others are buried at Daisho-in temple on the other side of the town.

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The most obvious feature are the lines and lines of stone lanterns donated by retainers of the lords.

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Surrounded by woods, and wearing a mantle of moss, the graveyard is a very peaceful and still place.

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