The most chaotic Japanese temple (so far)


We have seen quite some temples before, yet this one beats all the others by being the most chapotic, cluttered and interesting by far. It is only around 10 km from Matsuyama, near Dogo and has a very unique, almost Chinese feeling.

No idea why and how, it stil lis an impression of well intended chaos and deliberate anarchy which makes this temple so charming…

It starts well enough

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The usual shoes

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and the veeery big ones

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which are loaded wiht 1 YEN pieces

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Smaller inner shrines

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nice bridges

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very graphic

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This is still usual to hang requests alongside the fences

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Yet not so cluttered and colourful

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Veeeeery colourful

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A more cartoon like character

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and more prayers and devotions

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burning the incense

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everything is prepared – just like your incense sticks and stick them in the sand

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things are torn, run down

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used and dropped

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again the requests

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and the murals with the lamps before – very Chinese style

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So totally non-Japanese with its riot of colours

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and torn things

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again the cartoon like masks

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over-exaggerating attributes

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Here comes the weirdest part – a walkway through the rock

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inside the cave

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all along to the other side

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again a funny mix of objects

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Hello…

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More classical symbols

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some kind of remains of a procession I assume

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a kind of graveyard

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with Indian influences

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and the typical white elephant

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very tropical atmosphere

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Colours, plants

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everywhere

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and the tired pilgrim

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Finally the guardian dragon

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Kategorien:Japan, Shikoku, Spirituality, Temples

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