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Money for Buddha
08-APR-2004 Donna

Money for Buddha

Kyoto Temple view map

Do you see the red and white ribbon in the doorway?
It is to ring the gong (to let Buddha know you are there?)
after you have made your offering and prayer...you can also
see these same "pulls" on the little street shrines where a bell is
attached. The woman in this picture is looking for some
money to put in the box. This picture was taken the week
of Buddha's birthday and there were many people visiting
temples! kyototemple.2 140.jpg

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gardener29-Jan-2008 18:13
Good to see Kyoto again, nice shot. Spent a year there in 1957 as a US soldier. Took many pictures with my then leica m3. Thanks for posting. Peter Clark