Monday, November 30, 2015

Marty's Shrine - A Closer View

This was about as close as we got to the shrine at the end of the roadway. If we look closely, we can see the guards that were marching down. We were about to witness the changing of the guards at the gateway

Sunday, November 29, 2015


As an embroiderer and stitcher, pattern has always fascinated me. The thing that I found in Japan was that there was so much pattern in the decorating of the structures. These patterns were found at the base of the gateway to Marty's Shrine

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Long View

This was the view through the gateway up the roadway to the shrine. We had very little time here, so we only walked a little way up towards the shrine. Besides, something biggish was about to happen and we would have been in the way.

The lady in the yellow dress (whose face I have blotted out), is one of the reasons that we only had a short amount of time here.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Guard

Life has been getting in the way and I've been neglecting my holiday pics so I will try to start again. There are still more to come.

This is one of the guards that was on duty at Marty's Shrine. Standing very still, on his post in the gateway, I wonder what he would have done if one of us had done something we were not supposed to.