Thursday, October 22, 2015

From Sun to Shadow

On a recent trip to the Inari Shrine in Kyoto, our host and practicing komuso priest Jerry Schmick Jr. slowly led us from the glare and energy of the heavily touristed Inari Shrine, to a side path behind the shrine and up the mountain through darkening forests and quiet ancient torii gates.  The bottom photo shows as far as we could get this bright autumn sun day, before hornets the size of sparrows chased us away!