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... br> Inside the main hall, it was very quiet with some people there to genuinely pray whilst others were there to enjoy the atmosphere and appreciate the intricate shrine, statues and architecture.
Another of the interesting attractions at the temple was a large rope made entirely of womens' hair.
Following the destruction of the temple in the 1880s an eager group of temple devotees donated their locks to make the ropes that hauled ...
... from how they put on a kimono to how they strike a sword. Their attention to detail and patience was unlike anything I have ever seen. Politeness and respect are also deeply ingrained into Japanese culture and tradition, and I have never met more polite people anywhere. There are many facets of the Japanese way of life that demonstrate the unique aspects of these national characteristics, from the cleanliness of their streets, on-time departures of their bullet ...
... we go around the temple. The Shokoku-ji temple was one of the 100 sub-temples that was built in 1383 but was destroyed during the Onin rebellion during 1467-1477. Though it was rebuilt in 1605 by Toyotomi Hideyori but was unfortunately burned in 1788. The reconstruction was started again in 1807.
Walking back to the bus station, i saw several lavenders growing along the streets.
In our attempts to look for the correct bus stop, we have found the garden ...
Kyoto is our next stop, one of the largest cities along the south, with so many cultural sights to see, though mainly shrines and temples. We started our time there with a walk through the streets with a 75 year old guy who called himself Johnny Hillwalker. He explained a huge amount about the temples we went into, the shrines we passed and the history of the area. But the most interesting bits were the small 'cottage' industries we passed. Kyoto ...
... up, when to stop etc. When the Japanese speed up it is quite comical sometimes as, even if they are not wearing kimonos, which some still do, they walk as though they were. It is a constricted sort of run ... tripping (not falling). I have even seen some counter staff do it as they hurry ... never seeming to rush but this very quick movement of the feet with a slight bounce. Nearly at Osaka now. One and a half hours, in peace and quiet, in first class seats - ...