In an old temple

Deep in Mount Koya

Kii province

I listen to rain drops

Falling from a cedar tree.

Ryokan

 
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This is the walkway to the mausoleum of Kukai. It is said that he is not dead but in eternal meditation. The walkway to the mausoleum is lined with many centuries old cedar trees. 200 000 people are buried in this sacred place.

 
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