fushimi-inarai shrine. enlarge this picture and see that these women had evergreen branch crowns on their heads! I love Shinto.
At the top of the mountain, a pyramid of consecrated fire leading up to the circular mirror,
flanked by foxes.
rice adorns the doorway.
and rice carpets the bus-window landscape
Leigh took this one at Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. I love her eyes.
Simon is the tallest man in japan.
A diamond-spider in the tunnel of gates.
Japan loves Simon Kass. Ever since he arrived on Wednesday we have been the recipients of amazing generosity and kindness from strangers...No doubt his glowing enthusiasm and tall hight has something to do with it. more stories later.