Sunday, April 16, 2006

Kasuga Taisha, Nara

Kasuga Taisha is one of Japan's most famous shrines. You can find hundreds, maybe thousands of lanterns within its grounds. They light the lanterns twice a year. I can only image how they do it. This place is very pretty. Lots of red buildings as with most shrines and of course the lanterns. Lovely!
I thought this lantern was interesting. Notice the main part is actually made of wood. Inside that part is where you light a candle. Lucky the lantern is only lit twice a year.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wish you could send a lantern home for the courtyard! M XXXX

grubworm said...

I love your pictures. They make me cry.