My first sushi roll
The temple complex includes the Jishu Shrine, very popular with young people in Japan. The shrine is dedicated to a god of love and good matches. The shrine has a pair of "love stones" placed 20 feet apart, and visitors try to walk between the two with their eyes closed. Success in reaching the other
stone with their eyes closed implies that the pilgrim will find love true love, or at least love. One can be assisted in the crossing, but this is taken to mean that a go-between will be needed.
|About halfway there....|
Getting ready for our Shabu-shabu lunch! Large plates are full of raw vegetables and meat, which are then placed in the boiling water on the table. Everyone shares in the repast. I loved the food food here!