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An original wooden house of yore- someone still seems to live there

An original wooden house of yore- someone still seems to live there

But before crossing the extensive parking lot to get to the Hinganj shrine, I was enamoured by this anciend wooden building, bordering the parking lot. It seems to be an ancient house of yore still preserved for whatever reason- it was closed to the public though. Back to the Hongan-ji shrine, this is a pilgrimage destination due to its artifacts of Prince Shotoku, Shinran Shonin, and Shonyō Shōnin. Shonyō Shōnin (1911-2002), the 23rd monshu is enshrined to the left of the main altar in honor of his contributions to the spreading the Jodo Shinshu teachings abroad so that followers would not be in name only. Ancient saints and religion aside, you can also pay your respects to one of Japan's biggest rock legends, the late Japanese guitarist Hideto Matsumoto, better known by his stage name Hide. who is memorialized here. A strange combination indeed! (Tokyo, Japan, Apr/ May 2019)

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Photo taken on 1 May 2019 (© shankar s. / Flickr)

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