The grand finale of the 熊野古道 Kumano Kodō prilgimage was a close-up view of the 那智滝Nachi Waterfall at the 飛瀧神社Hiro Jinja Shinto Shrine.
熊野古道 Kumano Kodō – The Final Approach: Torii Gate at Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine
The Torii Gate approaching Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine on the Kumano Kodo, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
熊野古道 Kumano Kodō Daimon-zaka 大門坂 – Large Gate Slope Entrance
The Daimon-zaka 大門坂 is the Large Gate Slope Entrance to the Kumano Kodod 熊野古道 pilgrimage route in Japan.
熊野古道 Kumano Kodō: 熊野神倉神社 Kumano Kamikura Jinja Shinto Shrine in Photographs
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.
熊野古道 Kumano Kodō – Hayatama Taisha 熊野速玉大社 in Photographs
Sensei and I continue our pilgrimage on the Kumano Kodō and arrive at Kumano Hatayama Taisha Shinto Shrine in Shingu, Japan.
Torii Gate — Haipho -Saga Arashiyama, Kyoto
A haipho - photo and haiku - by Sydney Solis.
熊野古道, Kumano Kodō: Oyunohara 大斎原
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
Osaka Tenjin Matsuri Festival: Opportunity to Participate In The Cosmos
I felt the world re-enchanted and a reconnection to sacred time when I was transported out of mundane time by participating in the Tenjin Matsuri Festival in Osaka July 24-25. A festival that is considered one of the top three festivals in Japan and has been held at the Temmangu Shinto Shrine for over 1,000 years, it allows young and old to cut through the one-dimensional rationality that dominates our consumer society and momentarily restore the sacred connection to the cosmos.