Friday, March 31, 2017

Sort of Five on Friday

Still too tired from our trip to do a formal Five on Friday, but I would like to share one of the special places we visited in Japan.  As I said in an earlier post Kyoto was worthy of a trip of its own.  We had 2 1/2 days there and our daughter tried to pack in as much as she could for us.
So after we had tea with Tomoko she took us to Sanjusangen-Do, also known as the temple of 1000 buddhas.  What an incredible place.  Built originally in 1164 and rebuilt in 1266 after a fire it houses the 1,000 armed Kannon  who are made of Japanese cypress and covered in gold leaf, the 28 guardian deities and the 11 foot tall  seated Senju Kannon.  You couldn't take pictures inside so I had to borrow some from the net.

Outside it was lovely with blossoming cherry trees and beautiful architecture.










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23 comments:

  1. Welcome back. It looks like you had a wonderful time.
    xx

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  2. The cherry blossom with a backdrop of the Japanese temple is lovely - I know how you feel, we are suffering from tiredness too, and I have people arriving to stay.

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  3. Beautiful photos. Looks like an amazing place to visit.

    Happy Five on Friday

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  4. Lovely pics. Cool 'soldiers.' Try to get some rest, have a good weekend.

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  5. Wonderful photos! What an amazing trip that must have been!

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  6. Enjoyed seeing pictures of your visit to Japan. Hope you had a great time with your daughter.

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  7. So beautiful picture.. Welcome back to our blogging circle.. waiting to see more beautiful pictures..

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  8. Welcome Home, and what a lovely trip. Thanks for all the lovely pictures.

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  9. Wow, the cherry trees in Kyoto must have been a splendid sight. Beautiful photos - have a lovely weekend.

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  10. The cherry trees are a sight to behold. Wonderful. Hope you have a restful weekend.

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  11. What a fabulous place to visit.

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  12. It must be a very interesting country to visit !

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  13. they say that Kyoto is the most beautiful city in Japan. Sounds like your trip was marvelous!

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  14. Looks like you had a great trip. The cherry blossom is so pretty:)

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  15. As impressive as all those Buddhas are, it's the trees that make me go aaaw... ;)

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my A to Z. Beautiful pictures of Japan - what a great trip. I read back through some of your blog posts and I see you are Midsomer Murders fans too!

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  17. I would love to visit Japan to see the cherry blossoms!

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  18. What intriguing photos, love the one with the cherry blossoms. Sounds like you've had a wonderful trip. Hope you are getting settled back at home now.

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  19. It all looks wonderful. The food looks interesting. I'd like to try authentic Japanese cuisine. I suspect the noodle bars and sushi places over here are less than real.

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  20. I love all things oriental, some excellent photos you managed to get :)

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  21. Glad you had a good time, this was a lovely taster of your visit!

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  22. Wow - does that look amazing! I'm catching up on several of your posts related to your trip and it truly looks so stunning. It's hard to imagine the age of some of those places. True pieces of history.
    Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  23. I think getting to see Japan with people who live there must be a vastly different experience than going there as a "typical" tourist. You are so lucky to have such a chance!

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