Mapping Things Out

Map of the Temple Grounds

When you enter through Nio-mon, this map stands to you right. Most temples and shrines have these kinds of hand-painted maps depicting the grounds, I think they have a special charm to them. For one, I like that it depicts two seasons at once — the cherry trees are painted in full bloom alongside red fall foliage.

There is a larger version of this photograph so you can try to see the details better, be sure to take a look!

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