Friday, 4 May 2007
The same day I went to see the 33 Buddhas, Sumiko showed me some things I hadn't seen at Konoura port. We went to a tiny shrine that has monkey statues guarding the entrance rather than dogs which guard almost all non-Inari shrines (Inari shrines are guarded by foxes). One of the monkeys is eating an onigiri (rice ball). No one seems to know why. Then we went to see a new bridge that was built recently between the mainland and a tiny island. On the island is a tiny old shrine to one of the Seven Lucky Gods, but I can't remember which one.