Golden Week Adventures 2017 - A Temple, A Shrine, and A Man Drying Fish
One day I took a neighborhood walk - someone else's neighborhood. Sometimes I just walk where ever the road goes. I don't worry about getting lost because eventually I come out by some water and can find my way back. I often see interesting things, big and small.
On this day, I happened upon a temple.
The only English I saw was this little sentence saying the temple bell had been donated by Topeka, Kansas.
I'm always interested in the offerings people leave.
As I continued down the road, I saw this man drying fish. I asked if I could take his picture and he asked me the usual things - where am I from, why am I here, etc. He told me the name of the fish is sanma.
After a few minutes with him, I walked on and saw this torii.
Of course, I had to turn down the road to see what came next. Surely this place has a name, but I don't know what it is. To enter the grounds, you have to pass under all these torii.
I noticed many animal statues, I think they are foxes, but I'm not sure.