Glimpses of Another Tale of Awashima by Takako Hamamo, October 2013
I sometimes call Hōnen-ji “Takamatsu’s best kept secret”. The temple, located in Busshōzan (Takamatsu’s historical district), is not famous, doesn’t usually get many visitors and they’re definitely not tourists for the most part. And honestly, from the outside, while it’s quite enjoyable, it doesn’t really stand out or anything…
Facing the Great Bridge of Seto
While oden is probably the typical “winter staple food” in Japan, I don’t think that anything beats a hot bowl of ramen and some gyoza when it’s cold outside (as well as inside, after all we’re talking about Japan here):
Those pics were taken back in November 2011 during the Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Convention & Exhibition that took place in Takamatsu back then.
Bitchū Kokubun-ji in Okayama Prefecture
I’m not exactly sure who or what this statue represents, but I like it very much. It can be found in Negoro-ji, the 82th temple on the Shikoku Pilgrimage.