Tuesday, January 1, 2008


On Christmas Day, we decided to hike up the many stairs to Konpirasan, a famous shrine in Kotohira, which is just fifteen minutes away from our house. We thought, what better way to celebrate the birth of Christ than to visit a Shinto Shrine? Just kidding--we actually went because we decided that our Christmas presents would be a special souvenir from one of the many shops that line the starting staircases to the shrine. I got a Kokeshi doll. Fox got a Hanya mask. Cash got a stuffed bowl of Udon, which he loves!

Starting out:

There were 785 steps to the Main shrine:

Cash enjoyed the ride!

Six hundred plus more steps to the Main shrine:

Cash's stuffed noodle bowl:


Ru said...

Amy I want to here how your guy's Anniversary went