Monthly Archives: May 2016

Photos of Japan: Nikko – Eerie, headless Buddhas and the rest

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Walking around the outskirts of the main temple complex at Nikko took me on a nice path up through a bit of forest, to a tiny temple. Strangely enough, their heads had been removed or dropped off. Instead, stones balanced … Continue reading

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Kegon Waterfall

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Another round of photos from a recent trip to Nikko. This time of the almost 100 meter tall Kegon Waterfall.

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Temple details

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A few more pictures from my recent trip to Nikko. The temples are known for their elaborate, colourful carvings, including the very famous three monkeys. Here are a few of them.

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Temples and Nature

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One of the things that has often struck me about Japanese temples and shrines is how they seem to interact with the nature around them in a way that the churches I know from Europe do not. This is something … Continue reading

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