Sunday 14 October 2007

Day trip to Fukiji Temple

Today I drove to visit Fukiji Temple in Bungo Takada (Oita prefecture), which is the oldest wooden structure in Kyushu. This, and two other historic temples, have been designated as Japan's greatest national treasures.

Constructed around the 12th century, it is not hard to see why it has been given the highest status. So it was certainly worth the long drive to visit this historical monument!

I admittedly skipped my dojo training today, so from now I'll do some home practice, as I'm getting withdrawal symptoms. All the best to everyone, and a big "Osu" from Japan.

© André Bertel, Japan 2007

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