Japanese Impressions 1


Near Sendai ist a wonderful limestone bay which was washed out during the eons of time. Driving there with a small boat is a lovely impression

Especially the old way of fishing is impressive

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Japanese are very spirtual and therefore you find temples everywhere and usually these are very nice and quiet – even peaceful

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Different style of image

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an old overgrown shrine

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markers and reminders

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I loved this one especially

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Superstition runs high

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And the miniature persons are all clothed

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In another temple – on Shikoku, where you find many of them as it is kind of „spiritual heartland of Japan“ – the temples are quite different again. Most caring for pilgrims, doing the temple tour (1750 km)

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I loved the frog…

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Even more these sculptures

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The cool thing about Janapese spiritual scultpure – completely different to the European approach – is a kind of wittiness and „real-life“ of the images. A bit like El Greco in his paintings… super-imposing attributes which describe the person

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There has to be a big bell in every temple

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And statues..

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Well, some work needs to be done as well 😉

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Very often the smaller figurines are a beautiful thing to watch as well

A typical small ghost house (for the ancestors)

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Clean when you enter

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Lovely huge trees

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Combining existing and new

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Tree support…

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Before the main hall

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Down the dojis to the shrine

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Another guardian

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Wishes

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Every kind – all written on some piece of wood (and mostly burned later on)

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Memories…

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Praying

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Kategorien:Japan, Shikoku, SpiritualitySchlagwörter:, , ,

1 Kommentar

  1. So what is it: spirituality or superstition ;))
    Gorgeous photos as always, thank you for sharing!

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