Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Narita, our temporary home hasn’t got much by way of attractions, but what it has is gigantic. The Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a huge complex of temples, bell towers, shrines and a Japanese garden just 1km down the hill from where we’re staying. You can see a map of the complex HERE.

We saw part of the “Goma rite” and this is, as explained on the temple website: “The Goma rite is a mysterious temple service in which we pray to Fudomyoo, the main deity of Naritasan Temple, for the fulfillment of our wishes.”
Well Fudomyoo must have read my mind as about 1 hour later, while we sat down for lunch, I spotted a gorgeous Kimono ( I wanted one as a souvenir) at a ridiculously low price! I bought it and am now trying to figure out where I shall hang it at home.

Anyways! Beside my wish being granted, I will keep adding temple pictures to my photo album in the coming months, so keep an eye on it HERE.

A couple of my favorites:
Carvings and paintwork on the ‘Three storied Pagoda’


Turtles in the pond by the ‘Niomon Gate’

Statues and ….stones

Hope you enjoy them, will go for a snooze and if I get a change with the smurg asleep or in the bath I will share my Kimono with you. Tried earlier but Missy wanted to kiss it with sticky banana lips



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Phyllis B
    May 24, 2012 @ 00:00:12

    How amazing and wonderful to see all of this and learn a little of the history.
    It is such a colorful place ..I keep going back and seeing new things in your photos.
    What a wonderful place to visit.


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