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:

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