Kyushu Media Fam Trip 2011: Senkoji Temple

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Sorry I’ve been stalling on my Kyushu media fam trip entries… You’ve read about my first day where I had the opportunity to make mochi, paint a Hakata doll and tried Kyushu’s famous pork broth ramen

 

That was Day 1. 

 

On Day 2 in Kyushu, I was taken to the Kurume area to Senkoji Temple, one of the most historic Japanese Buddhist temples.

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261827_219317661435812_131620790205500_683678_4342440_n267825_219318188102426_131620790205500_683704_557657_nKnown for its beautiful hydrangea garden, we were expecting to see a huge picture of colourful hydrangeas but upon reaching, was told that full bloom has not been achieved yet. This was what we got:

264020_219317551435823_131620790205500_683672_108109_nIt could have been a lot brighter and more colourful had it been full bloom, but this is still quite pretty…

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Behind the temple up on the hill is the grave of Imperial Prince Kanenaga (former general of Western Japan) as well as other warlords.

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Look at the stairs I had to climb!

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260005_219317971435781_131620790205500_683691_4727260_nIt was a quiet morning and there weren’t any visitors at the temple grounds except for us. I felt very peaceful as I walked to each God and bowed to pay my respects. 

263553_219317704769141_131620790205500_683679_6761022_nNext on Kyushu Media Fam Trip 2011 Special: Traditional Japanese candle making…

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