The table of ablution
Giant lotus petal at the base of Daibatsu
Ancient kanji on the lotus petals
Inside the belly of the Buddha
Obelisk in tribute to the handmaiden to the first Shogun of Japan, Yoritomo, that raised the funds to build Daibatsu after Yoritomo died.
The feet of Buddha
So cute...imitating Mommy
One of the 3 giant torii at the entrance to Hachiman Shrine
At the top of the steps of the Hachiman Shrine looking south down Wakamiya Oji - or Young Prince Ave.
Prayers left at the shrine
Fortunes. Good fortunes get tied on tight....not so good fortunes are tied on loosely
The remains of a 1200 year old gingko tree that collapsed last year
Table of ablution
The emperor's bridge
Cherry trees line the walkway in the center of boulevard for at least half a mile