Oct 23, 2014

Moving on

 As I was leaving the shrine grounds, I passed this fire where someone was burning leaves, however, in the twenty minutes or so that I was present, I did not see a single person. The piles of wood in the background are probably for the bonfires that are a large part of any festival. The fires are used for purification, the main point of most Shinto ceremonies.
 Walking up into the higher ground beyond the temple I looked at the grave of Takahashi Zenzo(pronunciationd?). He was apparently one of the extremely important people in this area a century or two ago.
Coming down off the high ground I walked through a housing area and found a work crew tearing down a house, presumably in preparation for the construction of a new home.

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