Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Aki no Ame (Autumn Rain) #3: Rokkaku-ji

Entering Rokkaku-ji the sound of Kyoto’s traffic gradually faded to be replaced by the patter of raindrops.

These figurines are puzzling. At first I assumed that they were meant to be Jizo representations, but after consulting with Professor Levine at UC Berkeley, I now think that perhaps they are emblematic of Rakan—a non-specific Buddhist holy person.

Photo: Rokkaku-ji—Kyoto, 2008

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