Thursday, July 15, 2004
Most mountain trails involve shrines and temples. Before hiking through the bamboo forest we happened across a temple and several smaller shrines. Shown hereis a torii (the concrete gate) with a small bridge and a small shrine on the other side. Shrines can be put nearly anywhere. The small ones like this often invlove worship of a rock or something similar, and usually there is a traditional story or some folklore associated with it.