Posts Tagged ‘ Buddha ’

Heaven & Hell in Ishikawa

Aug 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Travel

It’s cold year round, not hot, in the Hanibe Cave where the “Fushi Jigoku” (Satirical expression of Hell) sit alongside eerily lit statues on a winding path through this natural cave. Located in the Chubu region of Japan, Ryumyoji Town in Ishikawa Prefecture is home to a paradox of peaceful prayer and images of hell.   […]

Big Copper Buddha in Yanaka

Mar 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Photo Gallery, Temples & Shrines, Tokyo and Vicinity

Wandering through a cemetery on a chilly Saturday afternoon might not be at the top of most people’s lists of things to do when visiting Japan but that’s just what I did this past Saturday.  The cherry blossoms were just beginning to bloom along the windy paths through Yanaka Cemetery as I headed for Tennoji […]