Thursday, April 18, 2013

Graveyards in Japan

I had the sheer luck to stumple into some graveyards. It isn't that the Japanese keep their graveyards unaccessible, but often places in nature are preferred. You can see a mixture of different creeds all buried along together. I've seen people bringing flowers as in Western countries, but I've seen people burning incence as well.

A graveyard photographed from the Sinkansen (新幹線)

A graveyard in the mountains of Kyoto (東山).
The wooden tablets show prayers to Buddha
(Shakyamuni - 南无本师释迦牟尼)

倶舎一処 means "Kusha one place" - a collective place for the Kusha, a Buddhist sect,
which originated in the 7th century

Torii (arches) and stone lanterns belong to the graves, too


Another graveyard, here also with Christian graves

Other blogposts about this travel to Japan:

Kimono and Traditional Dress
High Tech Toilets in Japan  
The Kinkakuji in Kyoto  
Shinkansen (新幹線)  
Japan and Garbage
Small Shrines Along the Road
Cherry Blossoms (桜の花)  

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