The Torii Gate approaching Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine on the Kumano Kodo, Wakayama Prefecture, 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.
Sensei and I continue our pilgrimage on the Kumano Kodō and arrive at Kumano Hatayama Taisha Shinto Shrine in Shingu, Japan.
Keep calm and read some haiku by the Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō as translated by Jeff Robbins of Basho4humanity;
Walking the Kumano Kodo beings at 熊野本宮大社, Kumano Hongū Taisha. It serves as the head shrine of more than 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan and is part of the san-zen - three famous shrines that cover the route. Hongu Taisha enshrines its own deity and the deities of the other two Kumano shrines, Hayatama Taisha, Nachi Taisha, as well asthe sun goddess Amaterasu.
Japanese philosophy, mythology, and art lovers alike will fall in love with a unique new e-book Lafcadio in Japan Code - Seeking A Lost Spiritual Tradition. This Exhibition Catalog, doubling as a memory book of the April 22-25 Kyoto exhibition that commemorated the 170th anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn's birth, contains a plethora of art, photography, poetry and prose about Japanese culture from collaborators the world over.
The divine messenger of the sun, the crow, is exemplified in Yatagarasu, the three-legged crow in Japanese mythology. With photos and haiku by Sydney Solis.
Haiku and photographs accompany Sydney Solis's journey to Tamaki Shrine in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan while on pilgrimage walking the Kumano Kodo.
First stop on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage was an unexpected and little known one at the Inukaiyama Hohonen-ji founded by Kūkai in Nara. Inunakiyama Tohorinji Temple犬鳴山轉法輪寺
Aligning with, not destroying, nature is the future of the planet in the age of coronavirus. Japanese culture and reverence for nature show the way in the Reiwa Era.