Monday, June 1, 2015

Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage 13th & Final Day


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The 13th and final day of my walk along the Izumo 33 Kannon pilgrimage was quite a short one, from Nogi just south of Matsue to Tamatsukuri Onsen. There were the final 2 temples to visit. There was a choice of routes, the shortest straight along Route 9. Hugging the shore of Lake Shinji it would be very noisy and busy with non stop traffic.

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Another choice would be to go inland and then over and come into Tamatsukuri from behind. This would be fairly quiet and take me past a fertility shrine I had been wanting to revisit.

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In the end I decide on the middle way. A route between the other two alternatives that will take me through an area I had not yet visited.

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It was the peak of the cherry blossom season and Tamatsukuri has a river lined with cherry trees...

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There's some nice modern architecture from one of my favorite architects, Shin Takamatsu...

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and a replica of an ancient piece of architecture, a Yayoi Period dwelling.

3 comments:

  1. As usual very beautiful images.Thank you.

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  2. Wonderful text and images. Thank you

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  3. These are especially beautiful — the bell window & tree, the lanterns & cherry trees, the crane....

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