An unexpected treasure in Myohoji

Ross Hall

October 11, 2021
(Updated on October 9, 2021)

Photograph of an entrance to the temple in Myohoji

Friday seems to have become my “Photo walk” day. Laptop goes away, camera comes out and off I toddle for an hour or two. It’s a great way to unwind.

Photograph of a Buddhist statue lying down

This week I toddled off to the old town. Bit of a surprise as there’s quite a large temple. On the map it’s just a symbol. Get up close and it becomes a sprawling collection of buildings, shrines and statues.

Photograph of a spiders web caught in sunlight
A spider’s web caught by the sunlight.

An hour flew past as I explored, shooting away (35mm prime lens on an FujiFilm X-T20 body if you’re interested).

Photograph of a grave with three cans of beer placed in front of it
Cans of beer placed as an offering on a grave.

It was a useful reminder something astonishing could be right on your doorstep. You just need to get out and explore.

I'm Ross Hall, a writer and researcher based in Kobe, Japan. You can talk to me about B2B, sustainability and strategic management.

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