Temples & Shrines

Japan is well known for it’s many temples and shrines.  Being an admirer of antiques, artifacts and old things in general, I love spending time at temples in Japan when I have the chance.  As I visit more, I’ll continue to add photos to this gallery.

 

Shimpukuji

Buddah

Buddah
Great collection at the Shimpukuji museum!

Great collection at the Shimpukuji museum!

Me,Enjoying every moment at Shimpukuji temple and trying my best to stay warm

Me,Enjoying every moment at Shimpukuji temple and trying my best to stay warm

A room at Shimpukuji

A room at Shimpukuji

Of all the photos I've taken so far in Japan, I think this one may be my favorite.

Of all the photos I’ve taken so far in Japan, I think this one may be my favorite.

more from the collection at Shimpukuji museum

more from the collection at Shimpukuji museum

Nice old statue at Shimpukuji.  Great patina!!

Nice old statue at Shimpukuji. Great patina!!

Temple Stairs.  I walked up and down these things 8 or 9 times.  :)

Temple Stairs. I walked up and down these things 8 or 9 times. :)

A stack of roof tiles at Shimpukuji

A stack of roof tiles at Shimpukuji

Its so cold even the statues need to bundle up.

Its so cold even the statues need to bundle up.

Obon Festival, Hachiman Shrine near Aichien

What a great festival!

What a great festival!

Long exposure, entrance to the temple during Obon.

Long exposure, entrance to the temple during Obon.

Catch a fish!

Catch a fish!

more dancing!

more dancing!