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Travel Pic of the Week: Japan

In preparation of my upcoming press trip to Japan, I have been flipping through some old photos from my first trip and found a few of my favorites.

This photos comes from the courtyard from a monastary I stayed at in Koyasan, the sacred mountain area in Japan. When I took this photo just after the morning fire ritual and before I was to interview the big cheese of Shingon Buddhism. I hoped he would say something so miraculous that my life would change in that instant. Sadly, the interview missed the spiritual bullseye, but the photo is a keeper.

The two below were both taken in Kyoto. The first is from the famed Golden Pavilion, and the other is taken near the entrance of the Gion District’s main street.

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  1. We visited the beautiful golden pavilion (Kinkakuji?) many years ago. This is a real treasure. Thanks for the nice pictures and a lovely reminder of that travel experience. Somewhere I have a picture of the three monkeys, which were carved from wood on a little sign somewhere in that garden. Those three monkeys – covering the eyes, ears and mouth…

  2. Hi Valerie,

    Nicely said, a real treasure.

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