Thursday, July 15, 2004

Mountain Shrine

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.

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