熊野古道 Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage – Japan’s Sacred Trees

Sacred Trees on the Kumano Kodo

Nachikatsuura,Wakayama,Japan
Intoxicating, sacred trees! I became a pilgrim on the Kumano Kodo, or dark path, in October. My two days hiking and driving around the Kii Peninsula, thanks to my Sensei and guide Masashi Nakamura, was an astonishing drop into the sacred depths of nature! The Kumano Kodo is one of only two UNESCO World Heritage sites designated as pilgrimage sites.
Communing with nature… I didn’t want to come back! Kukai understood the power of nature!
More photos and stories about my pilgrimage to the Kumano Kodo coming!
I found my Faith in Nature for sure! This segment of path and trees was toward the end at Nachikatsuura, Wakayama, Japan. The walk among the trees purifies. It’s a new era for sure! 令和, Reiwa era! Nature!
This photograph is available for purchase as a print and more at my Estudio Sol on Society6!

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