|This tree is around 2000 years old. The hollow area underneath is the size of 6 tatami mats; about the size of the average bedroom.|
"The rules are simple: take pictures, and post one a day for the month of February. The posted picture must have been taken that day."
The idea is to cheer up the shortest, and in this part of the world, coldest and generally unpleasant, month of the year. Although my photography leaves a lot to be desired, I'm hoping the beauty of my surroundings will make up for the failings of the photographer. And so, without further ado, here is photo #1.
It's setsubun on Monday (see last year's post about it here) so we visited a shrine to get some beans. The shrine itself dates from the 800s. One of the things I love most about living in Japan is being able to stumble upon such old, old places.