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Photos of Japan: Hase-dera temple – smiling monks, bamboo and zen

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A few pictures from the Hase-dera temple complex in Kamakura. Advertisements

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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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Photos of Japan: Nara buildings and statues

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A few pictures of temples and statues from a recent trip to Nara.

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Photos of Japan: The Nara deer

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A trip to Nara just wouldn’t be complete without loads of photos of the deer that just about couldn’t care less about the millions of tourists that stream through Nara Park every years. Unless they have food. Or look like … Continue reading

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