Dec 20, 2013

The shrine and a store

 Near the entrance to the shrine I found this group of statues, each on its own pedestal.
 Piled in rows behind a statue of Kannon were old grave stones which probably came from a graveyard down int the valley. This is typically Japanese, this is a Shinto shrine, but this statue and the gravestones are all Buddhist.
On the way home we shopped at a little farmer's market. Across the street from the parking lot was a stone mason. There are many of these little shops where craftsmen make stone objects for gardens, graveyards, temples, shrines, etc. Notice the very nice little pagoda on the left.

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