#938 My wish to the Kannon-sama
↑Let’s go up the stairs to the Kannon-sama, Hasedera-temple
There are many shrines and temples to visit in Kansai area.
My parents and their friend K like visiting shrines and temples, especially the ones in Nara. They visit Nara once a year from Tokyo. Everytime they come, I join them and visit shrines and temples in Nara.
This time, we went to “Hasedera-temple”, “Tanzan Jinja-shrine” and “Shorinji-temple”.
My father visited “Hasedera-temple” for the first time, and was overwhelmed by the huge standing statue of eleven-faced Kannon. We touched the statue’s big feet.
“Venus de Milo” in Japan
“Shorinji-temple” is an isolated temple which I’ve wanted to visit. It is also famous for its eleven-faced Kannon statue which has a beautiful figure, said to be comparable to “Venus de Milo”.
I thought this Kannon’s hands were very elegant and beautiful.
When we walked out of the entrance, we saw the ancient tomb which was said to be the ancient queen, Himiko’s tomb and the spiritual Miwayama-mountain. It was a blessing view.
How many more times can we visit together?
Everytime they come, they always say “This is probably our last time here”. Because they think they are too old to come back again. I am not so sure. Maybe yes, maybe no. Although, I don’t know how many more times we can visit Nara together in the future, I just want to go with them as long as they can walk. It’s really a great pleasure to visit Nara with them. I hope they will always be healthy and energetic forever.
↑A monk is blowing a trumpet shell to tell the hour, Hasedera
↑Dry confectioneries and green tea in Hasedera