Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Wednesday in Kyoto

I saw 1001 statues of the goddess Kannon... while my deer bites oozed and festered.

My good pal Jason "Skyrocket" Talley, expert in all things related to Japan, sent me a list of cool places to go in Tokyo in Kyoto. He suggested we visit a temple in Kyoto, the longest wooden building in the world, that has 1001 human-sized statues of the multi-limbed goddess Kannon. It was almost inconceivable how long this hallway went, and how it was just filled with statue after statue until your eyes glazed and your mind went numb. It was surely one of the strangest, most spectacular, surreal, incredible, even transcendent things I have ever seen.

Unfortunately, they did not allow pictures, so here's a photo of a Japanese billboard with a dog peeing. I know there's at least two of you regular blog readers that are really gonna enjoy this.



Tom said...

More peeing dogs!!

TraumaQueen said...

Wow, that's an awesome sign for a urologist.

Anonymous said...

I thought you'd enjoy that place. The statues really are a trip.