Temple Grounds

I was back in the town where we lived for ten years until last June. The weather was beautiful so I headed out for a walk with the GF670 and a roll of Neopan 100 Acros. The highlight of Jobokuin temple is the collection of 500 stone statues in the rear garden. They are some of the most spirited, whimsical and expressive statues I’ve ever seen. And they are a photographer’s dream, especially in early or late light. Alas, there is some sort of construction going on so the statue garden is closed for the time being. But I managed to find a few fun subjects anyway. One or two of the negatives got really dusty and I didn’t have the steam to nab every spec… oh well. At least you get the idea!

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4 Responses to Temple Grounds

  1. rikishi says:

    These are nice, especially the 2nd and last ones, even with the flare. If you don’t mind, where is this temple? Most Google searches for “Jobokuin” lead to your various blog posts! BTW, you probably know of it, but the 500 or thereabouts “rakan” temple in Kawagoe is worth a visit. They are a bit more “gocha gocha” than the ones at this temple (judging by your previous photos of them).

    • revdocjim says:

      Thanks for the comments. This temple is in Higashi Kurume which is on the Seibu Ikebukuro line, towards Tokorozawa. The temple is a five minute walk from the station.

  2. Henry Stradford says:

    I’ve been invited to meet Zen Master Jinen on Tuesday.

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