Even though the rain was pouring, the tours of the old burying grounds (including the period costume) continued. Those school children do not look particularly happy, however.
From Boston and Providence, October 2009
A ray of sunshine • As the sun sets and I walk along the wooded path from Kasuga Taisha to the botanical garden in Nara, a ray breaks through the trees to shine on one lantern.
From Japan, January–February 2006
Stone lantern army • An array of stone lanterns outside Kasuga Taisha. There were thousands of them.
Lanterns and columns at Kasuga Taisha
Tombstones (?) at Gangoji Temple • Carved stones outside Gangoji Temple in Nara.
Carved stones at Gangoji Temple • Don’t they look like an army of Pawns ready to attack someone’s Queen?