Saturday, September 22, 2012


Kouke and Totte-Hiite-Tsuku

the old tree

The old tree behind me has been living there for more than 800 years. People call it the sacred tree in the shrine. Compared with him or her, how short the lives of us human beings are.

In the shrine there is the large lantern made of stone carved animals. It shows the Chinese zodiac: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and boar.