Drum tower of Nanzenji Temple, one time headquarters of the Shinsengumi or New Samurai Corps.
Lighting incence for the 4 Shinsengumi who commited seppuku and 6 who were executed approx. this spot.
This is known as Sanjusangendo. It is one of the oldest and revered spots in Kyoto and is a National Treasure. The actual name is Rengeo-in.It was founded in 1164. It is the longest wooden structure in Japan at 390 feet..It hosts 1001 Budhest statues that are irreplaceable
He readies....He Draws.... To have swung my boken in the Butokuden and stood here where the great archers were..is something to experience...
Here is the Kyudo or archery dojo at the Butokuden
Tozando, our favorite store...beware...those are 65 to 100 thousand dollar swords.
Waking the God of Water...It worked.. it rained for 4 days.