Tag Archives | Buddhism

Six Little Monks

This is one of my favorite shots ever, and wouldn’t you know it… it was taken with the crappy 2MP camera of my iPhone 3G. Not the ideal camera to capture such a scene, but you make do with what you have (or as as [Chase Jarvis][] puts it, “The best camera is the one that’s with you”)

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Buddha’s Angels


I can hear the opening in my head now: But I took them away from all that and now they work for me. Ah? My name is Siddhartha1. Ok, maybe not, but really, it couldn’t be any worse than the show. And I think one of those Angels up there looks just a little like Farrah.

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Osu Kannon


Osu Kannon is one of the more famous temples in Nagoya. It’s real name is Kitanosan Shinpuku-ji Hōshō-in, but everyone knows it as Osu Kannon. It is dedicated to the Boddhisatva Kannon, also known as Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

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Temple Window

This bell shape is a common design to find at temples. Nice looking. This was taken at a small temple called Manshouji (満性寺), but that isn’t so important as this is a common design at all temples.

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Meditating Buddha in the Wild

Buddha meditating away on his lotus blossom in a peaceful zen temple in Okazaki.

Here we have the Buddha, just chilling out in the wild, sitting on his lotus blossom chair and meditating away on whatever it is that buddhas meditate about: How to save poor, unenlightened jokers like myself, I hope.

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Temple House

The head temple priest often married and has a family in Japan, despite what you may think. And usually he has a very nice, often very big house. From what I’ve been told, it’s something of a lucrative business being a Buddhist priest in Japan. If you are curious, this is from a Shingon temple.

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