Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Zojo-ji Temple

Zojo-ji Temple in Shiba Park stands as one of Tokyo's grandest Buddhist temples. The 1612 red-lacquered Sanmon Gate is original. Omizuko line one side of the temple grounds and represent aborted, miscarried and stillborn babies. Their colorful crocheted caps and pinwheels are donated to console their spirits. The wind made the pinwheels twirl and spin-movement the camera didn't capture.

Jean's cousin, Kasuki, visited us Tuesday night from Osaka. He spoke a little English and we talked some. Thank goodness Jean speaks Japanese. He's a baseball fan and knows all the Japanese players in the Major Leagues. Tokyo has two baseball teams- Giants and Sparrows. He roots for the Sparrows. He text messages with ease and is very computer savvy like most young people here.

I'm alternating days of sight seeing with shopping days. Wednesday, I visited a four-floor fabric store and a seven-floor creative, art supply & hardware store called Tokyu Hands in Shibuya. It's raining today so I'm going to the Bunkamura Art Museum to see the "Modigliani & Hebuterne- a tragic couple" exhibit- Parisian artist,Jeanne Hebuterne, loved and modeled for Italian artist, Amedeo Modigliani.


Anonymous said...

very interesting website! nice to follow your travels.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your experiences~ it is a pleasure to see such beauty through your eyes.