Sunday, September 5, 2021

Tomei-in Temple

This seems to be a very private temple.  I walked all the way around the block and the only entrance I saw led to the cemetery part.  The door was closed with a bar across on the inside, so no one could enter.  I peeked through the crack in the door and took one photo.  This is very mysterious.  Maybe no one is allowed in because of the pandemic.


Vireya said...

The graves all look quite new and shiny. Mind you, I don't know how long it takes granite to start to weather or grow lichen!

toki said...

The grave of my relatives has the same
system.When visiting the grave.ask the
temple staff to unlock it.
there is person who mischiefs in the grave.That's why the temple is locked so thatonly people who visit the grave can enter.Of course,I think there is alsothe influence of the pandemic.
There is punishment for mischier in the

kiwikid said...

Must be to keep it safe, although I can not imagine Japanese people damaging a grave in any way.

diamondc said...

Pamela: This is interesting, hopefully it is locked because of pandemic.
The head stones are so close together.


Jeanie said...

I find the cemeteries very interesting. Those stones fascinate me.

Leonore Winterer said...

It seems strange that all the others temples and shrines are open during the pandemic, but this one isn't. I'm sure there is a reason behind it!