Saturday, December 17, 2011

En route from Joruri-ji to Yasaka-ji

It was a short walk of about one kilomter to get from Joruri-ji to Yasaka-ji (Temple #47). On the way, I saw a group of pilgrims (henro, or へんろ, in Japanese). Many were wearing the tradtional conical straw hat called a sugegasa (菅笠) and white vest (hakui, or 白衣, in Japanese).

Along the route of the pilgrimage, one comes across many stone markers known as hyoseki. Some are old like this one...

...and others a little younger.

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