A quite afternoon a few months ago I took a walk in the northern parts of Tokyo’s Bunkyo ward, and happened to pass Tokugenin Temple, my first visit. A beautiful day and I took a few snapshots of details of this lovely little temple. In the last few pictures you’ll see some of the child statues you often find in Japanese temples, with offerings of plush toys and small statues of buddhas.
Tokugenin belongs to the Tendai school of Chinese buddhism, and this temple is one of many satellite temples to the main Tokugenin temple in Shiga prefecture in western Japan. One day I’ll try to visit there!