On a pitch dark

night road

I get lost

watching the moon

set behind a faraway mountain.

Ryokan

In Kokubunji, tempel 80, the original Shinto religion is living side by side with Buddhist religion. I was intriguid by the beauty and serenity of this gilded sculpure of a couple in front of a Shinto shrine, both independent and yet connected by the golden cord. In the background you can see a Buddhist stupa.