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stone and dust

travel, photography and musings on cemeteries, monuments, and other memorials

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April 2018

Site 121: Koyasan’s Okunoin Cemetery

If you know of any cemetery in Japan, it’s probably this one. Okunoin often features on the top 10 or 20 best/most beautiful cemeteries in the world to visit, and it definitely deserves a place on those lists. I first came here on New Years Eve 2001 with some friends, as they ring Continue reading “Site 121: Koyasan’s Okunoin Cemetery”

Site 120: Bishamondo Temple Cemetery

Ever notice that when you live close to a place, you kind of take it for granted? I guess you could say that’s the story of my life. I live in Kyoto but I rarely go out to explore what this city has to offer, something I’m sure most people understand – it’s hard to be a tourist in Continue reading “Site 120: Bishamondo Temple Cemetery”

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