Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Koyasan, the sanctuary of Shingon Buddhism (2)

Koyasan, the sanctuary of Shingon Buddhism (1)

Ichijo-in offers a Buddhist cuisine, so called vegetarians for the guests.
The recipes included Tofu, several vegetables, and Tempra (deep fried meal).

Tempra hot from the pot would be placed on the dish in the upper tray.
They tasted good. However, I felt something was missing after finishing. I cannot be a vegetarian.

The next day, I went to Kongobu-ji. It was a great temple.
The main building appears at the end of the stone stairs.

This is the main hall of Kongobu-ji. How solemn!

This is Karesansui, an art created in the garden without water. "Kare" means drought, "San" means mountain, and "Sui" means water.

There are traditional landscapes around Kongobu-ji.

Near Kongobu-ji, I took a nice photo at a Torii. The sunshine looked like Halo, isn't it?

(To be continued)

1 comment:

  1. Looks nice! I think Shojin-ryori can be a good menu for foreign visitors in the future, as there are a some countries in which people are not allowed to eat meat. In most of Japanese restaurant, there are no vegitarian menu...we need something that vegitarian visitors can eat.