After leaving the Tenryu-ji Temple and the Bamboo Forest, we continued our journey up into the mountains on the outskirts of Kyoto. The road was narrow and winding, and there were lots of tourists. It was also an area of the more simple living. This shrine was spotted along the way, set on somebody's front porch. I am not sure what it is a shrine to, but I found it interesting, if not a little ugly. The long hair extruding from eyes or eyebrows kind of creeps me out a little. Though I am sure it has some meaning to the Japanese and it's owner. The photos was taken out of a car window.