Monday, January 18, 2010

Anyhow walk in Japan - Nonomiya Shrine and all the Bamboos

The Bamboo Grove is not only filled with lotsa bamboos, but lotsa tourists as well! And everyone can't seems to get enough of taking photos of bamboos, and bamboos, and more bamboos!

Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama, Kyoto

There are so many bamboos and they are so tall that the sky is almost covered by them. It was in late morning, but felt like late evening when walking in the Bamboo Grove!

Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama, Kyoto

We came across some rickshaw pullers in the Bamboo Grove. Mostly guys, but saw one superwoman as well! I suppose their passengers are mostly local Japanese as I only heard them introducing the scenery in Japanese.

Rickshaw Puller at Arashiyama, Kyoto

The Nonomiya Shrine's black gate looks old but still standing strong! In olden days of Japan, selected imperial princesses will stay in the Nonomiya Shrine for a year to purify themselves before becoming representatives of the imperial family at the Ise Shrine. Nowadays, gals pray at the shrine for blessings for their love life.

Black gate of Nonomiya Shrine, Kyoto

Strings of paper cranes (God knows how many cranes are there!) can be found in the shrine, wishing for better luck in love or marriage!

Paper cranes in Nonomiya Shrine, Kyoto

野宫神社 (Nonomiya Shrine) - It is right in the Bamboo Grove. Just follow the signs.

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1 comment:

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