熊野古道 Kumano Kodō, Faith in Nature and The Mythic Return
熊野古道 Kumano Kodō: Nachi Taisha Shinto Shrine and 青岸渡寺 Seiganto-ji Buddhist Temple
An 850-year-old Goshinboku, sacred camphor tree, at Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan greets pilgrims walking the Kumano Kodo.
The Torii Gate approaching Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine on the Kumano Kodo, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Haibun of a visit to the Kumano Kodo and passing through the Meoto-Sugi,8 00-year-old Husband and Wife cedar trees on the way to Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine
The Daimon-zaka 大門坂 is the Large Gate Slope Entrance to the Kumano Kodod 熊野古道 pilgrimage route in Japan.
My Pilgrimage on Japan's Kumano 熊野古道 Kodo with Sensei continues by climing to Kumano Kamikura Jinja 熊野神倉神社 where the Gods originally descended to Mt. Gongen and inhabited the rocks.
Well! It's quite an accomplishment to wean myself off social media for the most part. It was even more life-changing to be off the internet and having no high-speed phone service for six days while at Venice Beach, Florida recently. I barely want to get on the computer these days, as being hooked up to … Continue reading The Teahouse of the August Moon Revisited
Sensei and I continue our pilgrimage on the Kumano Kodō and arrive at Kumano Hatayama Taisha Shinto Shrine in Shingu, Japan.
The Oyunohara (大斎原) Otorii Gate, the largest of the Kumano Kodo sanzan. Before 1889, 熊野古道, Kumano Kodō pilgrims arriving at Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine visited its original site of Oyunohara 大斎原, an island located at the fork of the Iwata River and the Otonashi River in Tanabe, Wakayama. Instead of Misogi, 禊 a Japanese Shinto practice of … Continue reading 熊野古道, Kumano Kodō: Oyunohara 大斎原