Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Way

Tangle, Shinjuku

Wildlife, Marunouchi

Part of the cow sculpture exhibition on the sidewalks of Central Tokyo.

Passage, Ochanomizu

Ghost in the Machine


Buddha and Trees, Meguro Fudo

This temple is near Daienji.

Statues, Daienji

Statue, Daienji, Meguro

Rakan Statue, Daienji

Rakan, Daienji


Daienji temple, on a quiet side street in Meguro, is where a fire broke out back in the 1700s. It spread and ended up burning about one third of Edo. The temple was deeply shamed as a result, and as atonement 500 statues of Buddha followers were installed. With their often pained, contorted faces, these statues mutely represent the suffering victims of the fire.