Thursday, 29 July 2010

Canterbury Tales writing project



A Holy Place in Japan

The Kofukuji in Nara is one of the oldest and historical places in Japan. It's a very quiet and holy place where a lot of famous and familiar statues of Buddha are. Inside the temple one of the statues is smiling while another is angry about something etc. They all speak to us without saying a word.

Sixty years ago a lot of youths visited to see these pagodas during WW2. They were sent to the place as a miserable soldier who had to battle for defeating war of Japan. Most of them were sent to die in the Southern Island for the sea of Japan and never came back home.

Well, Kofukuji was built in Nara by the Emperor Shomu and Empress Komyo about 580AD or so.

A very popular statue of Ashura. He's handsome and speaks of humanity.

Kofuji Park- The Emperor and Empress loved it. Also young and old people have loved it since old times.

Deer is very cute.