Friday, September 30, 2011

[jules' pics] Haguro-san

In Japan, shrines are Shinto and temples are Buddhist. While Zuigan-ji is thoroughly let's zen (rinzai sect - same as the much posted about Zuisenji in Kamakura) the templey shrine on Haguro-san was built at the time when someone influential decided that Shinto gods were cool for Buddhists too. Later on the templey shrines and shriny temples were re-segregated, so I suppose that the shrine on Haguro-san is now officially Shinto. It still has a flavour of Buddhism about it - most obviously in the Shojin-ryori-ish nature of the food served at the hostel.


Breakfast at Haguro-san

is followed by a walk round the shrine. 

The main building...
Haguro-san shrine/temple quite grand
Haguro-san shrine/temple

A side shrine...
Haguro-san shrine/temple

Then off into the forest...
Haguro-san shrine/temple tori

Posted By Blogger to jules' pics at 9/30/2011 09:16:00 PM


Shibui said...

No rice or miso soup?
Not even a bacon sandwich?

James Annan said...

Oh, the rice and miso was brought out separately (being hot), this was what we were faced with when we walked into the room.