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Nara: Todaiji

November 16th, 2010

Todaiji
Todaiji
Todaiji and Me

Todaiji in Nara Park, Nara, Japan, is the worlds largest wooden building and houses the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue called a daibutsu (?? = big Buddha). As always, it was crowded, but the scale of the structure was no less awesome.

Here are my photos of Todaiji during the To-kae Lantern Festival. The upper doors of the main facade are open so you can see the Buddha’s face from outside. This is rare and only happens twice a year.


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Kokura Castle Banner

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Nara: Todaiji Side Memorial

November 11th, 2010

Todaiji Side Memorial

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This is the quiet and calming memorial area at the end of the beautiful walking path near the gate of the famous Todaiji Temple. I couldn’t decide which version of coloration I liked best so I posted all three. Let me know what you think.


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Nanzoin Reclining Buddha Mt. Sarakura 20k Hike

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Nara: Side Memorial Path

November 10th, 2010

Todaiji Side Memorial Path

Off to the left, just before entering the main gate at the great wooden Todaiji temple in Japan, this path leads to an enchanting memorial area (tomorrow’s post) that feels strikingly remote and peaceful given its immediate proximity to the throngs of tourists bustling for a glimpse of the temple.


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Nara Lantern Fest Banner Nara Deer Banner

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Kokura Castle - Video

September 22nd, 2010

The video from my trip to Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu, Japan.
Interesting side note, Kokura was the original intended target for the second atomic bomb dropped by the United States during World War II. Due to cloudy weather that day, visibility was limited over Kokura and so it was aborted for Nagasaki.

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Winding Road in 八幡西

July 27th, 2010

I don’t know why you would make a road like this.
Also, I am now back from my 10 day Singapore vacation. Look forward to seeing those pictures starting tomorrow!

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香月市民の森 Park: Creepy Tunnel

July 26th, 2010

The tunnel was painted by children it looked like. After being exposed to the elements for a few seasons, this childish style only added to the unnerving feeling of being in this place.

One Creepy Tunnel

One Creepy Tunnel

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A Shrine in 八幡西

July 25th, 2010

A Shrine in 八幡西

A Shrine in 八幡西

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香月市民の森 Park: Enchanting Trees III

July 24th, 2010

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