Feb 20, 2015

Back to the walk that was interrupted by an interruption to the interruption

 After walking a little further I came to a T-intersection where I found this shrine to a god, a kami, whose name is written on the stele. I always thought that leaving a gift of a stone was a Buddhist thing, but here people have left many stones.
The little roofed shrine at the top contains a statue that apparently is a representation of the god. It is interesting because it has many Buddhist-like characteristics, the back panel, for instance. There is a smaller statue of a female figure, probably his wife, and some offerings. The bottle with the red ribbon is a non-alcoholic strawberry drink, Chanmery, and the smaller plastic bottle of R-1 is a yogurt drink that is quite popular here as a breakfast supplement.

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