Saturday, January 9, 2016
2016 Hozanji Offerings
This year I made my hatsumode to Hozanji a little later than usual to avoid the big new year's crowds. I also went by car and was pleasantly surprised that it took a little over 30 minutes by the winding mountain road from Osaka to Nara rather than the almost 2 hours by trains (3 transfers) and cable car. I love going to this temple and taking photographs there. I can always find something different to shoot. So here are this year's offerings to add to the VAOJ collection (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
Happy Year of the Monkey! I hope all of your efforts and endeavors are fruitful in 2016.
See also the official website for Hozanji (宝山寺) in Japanese: http://www.hozanji.com/