Friday, October 24, 2008

Kashii Shrine

There is a pretty decent Shrine called Kashii Miya just a few minutes from our place on bikes. Its got some attractive buildings and is built on the site where one of Japan's Legendary Emperors is said to have died in the year 199. Natsume Soseki, one of Japan's most famed novelists of the early 20th century, visited the shrine and wrote a poem about a sacred cedar tree that still grows there.

I took a few pictures, its the end of October but the weather is still warm with daytime highs in the low to mid-20s. As an interesting sidenote, due to the fact that most of my classmates come from tropical or semi-tropical countries I am one of the few people in the program who consider this to be warm weather.