Apr 2, 2014

More cherry trees

 This obviously is not a cherry tree, but this large stone is an extremely good example of two features of Japanese culture. The first is a love of stones, often stones are associated with a kami, a local god. The second is the complete lack of interest in the context in which things are placed. Here this very artistic stone is sitting between the entrance and two containers of bottled gas.
 I continued walking and approached one of the small shrines that I have visited many times. As is almost always the case, I saw the cherry blossoms well before seeing the shrine itself.
I decided not to actually visit the shrine. Instead I took this picture from the street, looking over the concrete wall that protects the grounds.

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