Sunday, March 11, 2012

Swallow Carving

Inside the Shiki-Dō, Matsuyama.(子規堂のなかに、松山)

The Shiki-Dō is a recreation of the poet Masaoka Shiki's family home. Crouching in the shadow of a giant Mitsukoshi department store with a ferris wheel on its roof, the house, tucked away on the side of a Zen temple, seems a little downtrodden and unloved; but the entrance fee is only 50 yen, which probably only buys the poor grounds a little raking every now and then. Anyway, the swallow remains undisturbed.

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