Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Buddhist altar missing a statue – Abandoned Japan

Buddhist altar missing a statue - Abandoned Japan

Buddhist altar missing a statue – Abandoned Japan

I found this structure along the side of a road in a remote valley in the mountains of central Japan. It seems to be a Buddhist altar though sadly the altar’s main icon statue appears to be missing. Theft is unlikely and I suspect the statue has simply been moved due to the fact that few people come here anymore. Behind the structure was an utterly abandoned graveyard completely swallowed by the forest.

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One comment on “Buddhist altar missing a statue – Abandoned Japan

  1. 60frederick
    January 10, 2013

    I agree that a theft is unlikely – but I think the altar looks a little bit sad without Buddha statue.

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