Vernicious Knids

Random musings and snapshots about life, love, travel and everything in between...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Takao yama...

I snapped this picture on Mt Takao - about an hour west of Tokyo - in early summer this year. Mt Takao is a sacred mountain representing the Tama area. This was one of the buildings attached to the Yakuoin Temple which is located halfway up the mountain. It was built under the orders of Emperor Shomu in 744. Apparently over 3 million people visit this temple every year!
A local rumour is that couples who climb the mountain together will separate shortly after. Luckily we'll avoid that scenario as we used the cable car to get up the mountain instead!

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  • At 7:27 am, Anonymous Karen said…

    That is a fantastic photo! I am continually amazed at how old Japan really is!

  • At 12:48 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Hey Karen, thanks for visiting!

    The Buddhas look so serene in this shot, don't they?

    You really should come over and see them for yourself!

  • At 2:42 am, Anonymous art lover said…

    This is a great shot.

  • At 9:06 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    I certainly lucked out with this shot art lover!


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