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... that it has been sitting in the temple
since then! The huge wooden building is
fantastically decorated & carved, this incarnation of the temple building
dates from around 1700.
Amusingly there is a pillar with a hole carved through it
near the back of the hall. Apparently
this hole is the same size as the giant Buddha’s nostril, and if you can
squeeze through it, you are sure to attain nirvana. ...
... but as we wandered around to the back of the building we were equally impressed by the Buddha’s guardians which were called the Komukuten.
They had also been hand carved in a similar fashion to the nio guardians and were so incredibly detailed that you would never think that they are so old, just amazing.
At the back of the building were some scale models.
These represented the size of ...
went to nara to get ninja throwing stars i had seen in a shop up near the hill past todai ji.I wont mention the train not stopping at Nara and me having to go back there,for it matters not! Great stars,great photo's
This will be my last entry from japan.I've also added some more miscellanious photo's of osaka ...
... shuttle wears white cotton gloves. The airport shuttle has nice white hand made doily things to protect the headrests and the driver bows to you as you get on the minibus. Now this is what I call a culture shock!
The drive from Osaka to Kyoto takes about 90 minutes and Osaka seen from the window just blows my mind as indeed it did from the air. This is a city with a lot of heavy industry and the whole coastline which goes on for as far as the eye ...
... to save time and pain in our feet. luckily we used this public transportation only in the last day...the buses here are so slow...they have so many stops and in every traffic light they shut down the engine...we really dont know what is the reason cause its not saving energy...so every bus ride took us in average 35 minuts which is a lot for not such a big city like kyoto.
our first stop was the golden pavillion which is literaly a house covered with pure ...