Sunday, April 06, 2008

sennyuji

Near Higashiyama, Kyoto is Sennyuji. A temple that is somehow related to the Imperial family.

On the grounds of the temple, is another smaller temple which Satoshi's family has a gravesite. In Japan, most people have connections to temples for several generations.

Through a different temple, this was how we found out about our ancestors on my maternal grandfather's side and were able to trace relatives all the way back to the Edo period (about 1600-1860).

Anyway, I wanted to show you this beautiful, white mokuren (a type of magnolia), which was along the path to the temple in Kyoto. All the leaves fall off during winter and these flowers appear in Spring.

Have a good week!

8 comments:

2kamuela47 said...

Beautiful pictures!

K & S said...

Thanks Laura!

Take care.
Kat

Fran said...

Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing so much from this important time in your lives. Very meaningful.

K & S said...

Thank you Fran!

Take care.
Kat

jasmine said...

How interesting you were able to find both your relatives' graves, stretching back so far...

j

K & S said...

Yes, we were very lucky to find these pieces of info, Jasmine!

Hope you are well.
Take care.
Kat

Paz said...

Beautiful!

Paz

K & S said...

Thank you Paz! :)

Take care.
Kat