Jun 30, 2014

A stele and offering

 I've shown this stele at least a couple of times. The shimenawa is getting a bit old but today there was something different about it. The usual vase of green leaves was there, but something brownish was on the flat area at the bottom.
When I went up close and looked, I discovered that it was four monkey masks all nested together. If you don't see the monkey face, the nose is at the bottom, the eye is in the red area in the middle, and the ear is the triangle at the top. The object on the left is a small well-aged wooden tray. I have no idea why people left them.

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