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November 06, 2005
While on the Nokogiri hike, on the back side of the mountain is a stretch of trail that is called, 1500 Arahats...1500 small statues of men who attained enlightenment. Please don't confuse this with the 1500 Arafats, which is totally different, and much less enlightened.
This was really one of the best parts of the hike, partly because it was mostly downhill (after the 1500 steps up the side of the mountain, getting to see 1500 little statues lined up going down the other side was more than alright with us), and because of the statues themselves. Each was different. Some were contemplative. Some happy. Some sad. Some serious. And more than a few who looked constipated...
Here are a few of the Enlightened Men.
Wait...that guy doesn't look too enlightened...
And the ultimate Enlightened Man, Buddha.
Posted by djf on November 6, 2005 03:16 PM
Category: Dave in Japan
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