Obasute station, a musician plays shakuhachi(bamboo flute).尺八の音が響く。
On Saturday/Sundays in August and September there is tour trains from Nagano to Obasute to have a view of Nagano city. Musician is one of the attractions held to welcome guests. We just took local train to Obasute and enjoyed quiet half an hour.Recommended!
Night view from Obaste station platform.On the right side there is terraced rice field and they show where they are by lighling.Obasute station 姨捨えき
We bought this non alcoholic amazake(fermented rice liquid) to drink at Obasute station but this good idea completely slipped our mind.甘酒
My friend enjoys sake tasting.
This is entrance of the Miso/Liquor shop. This reminds me of typical entrances in Kyoto.おいでやす。
You write your wishes on the back of ema (votive picture tablet of a horse) and hang them as they are.絵馬
After you read fortune slip you tie as they are.
Zenkoji temple again.
People gather around the smoke. which they say purify and cure wherever you want.
Pine tree in the ground of the temple, well cared.
Zenkoji temple 善光寺
Hello! This is Sumi, the author of this blog.The temple is dedicated to Amida Buhdda from Korea and when the Zenkoji was built they decided this temple open to anyone, to any religion because Buhdda is brought here from Korea. Inside the main building even if there are many people I felt the place very solemn. I have visited here three times already, still I like to visit there again.
A souvenir shop along.
Here is my friend taking photo of the gate.You can see my friend again in the approach to the temple. My friend would like to be in the picture in full but as I was nasty I did not put her all. Telling the truth she is young and beautiful for her age and I am afraid someone might chase her.
Whole view of the Sanmon, the gate.
Sanmon, the gate to the temple. You can climb and enjoy the view there.
Gallery on its way. I have been to Zenkoji three times but haven’t visited any gallery along the temple.Interesting to see inside!
.Old building on its way.It is now used for restaurant. I like to have lunch there one day.
One sunny day my friend I visited Zenkoji temple and night view at Obasute station. From this crossing we are to enter the Zenkoji.結界です。