Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cemetery of the Kuroda

Off in one corner of the Tochoji Temple in the welcoming shade of some large trees was a cemetery. Designated a historical and cultural site, the cemetery dates back to the founding of the temple in 806 AD. It is here that the second, third, and eighth lords of the Kuroda family from Edo period are buried. The shapes of the structures, with their rounded tops, bulbous mid-section, and outward-turning portions looked a bit figurative to me.

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