Friday, November 16, 2012

Green Day; 蓮光寺(Renkoji-Temple)

蓮光寺(Renkoji-Temple) located about 15 minutes away from my house. This is the temple of  Jodo Shinshu. Jodo Shinshu is one of the many Buddhism schools
(I'll quote from this site)  Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, or Shin Buddhism, is based upon the teachings and writings of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) and Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499). "Shonin" is a Japanese term that means "sage" or "master." "Jodo Shinshu" means literally "True Pure Land Sect." 

 hanging temple bell

Japanese butterbur is now blooming in Japan and we eat its stem in spring.

Sorry for my poor pictures, my friends. This extra one is put inside of my tiny front door. I sometimes buy some flowers and put them there. I wish I had my flower garden which turned into my husband's hobby room. (I'll put some pics of it some other time for green day)
I bought chrysanthemum and Japanese butterbur is from our tiny garden.

 Linking this post to Green Day hosted by Fiona at Raindrops and Daisies 

Thank you very much for stopping by;
I always feel so guilty posting before commenting my dear friends, I'll have time tonight.  I'm making " 焼きめし,yakimeshi; flied rice" for lunch out of husband's request.  But I fresh out of mushrooms, wonder how he says for the taste p;) 
I wish you have a wonderful coming weekend.


Lucinha said...


Eu estava com saudade de vir aqui. Semana passada eu fiquei ausente da internet e não pude participar.
Esse templo é muito lindo, assim como tudo no Japão.
As flores são lindas e vão enfeitar ainda mais sua linda casa.
Um lindo final de semana. Abraços

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako san,
Great temple setting and always with such a rich history going back ages in time... Interesting information.
Love your flowers and they look very healthy. You made a very special arrangement in your vase too.

Claudia Moser said...

You know blogging should be fun and no guilt attached, we are happy to have around at any time, so do not worry! Lovely temple pictures!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is lovely to meet you via blogging and learn about each others cultures. For example your lovely chrysanthemums are considered unlucky to bring indoors in Italy. You will find out why in this recent post on News From Italy, All Saints Day - Tutti i Santi Ognissanti.

Maria Luiza said...

Olá, Miyako, fotos lindas desse templo e seus crisântemos também são lindos! Gostei muito! Parabéns! Grande abraço!

Bia Hain said...

Lindas imagens! O templo passa uma sensação de tranquilidade e paz, as cores da vegetação são lindas! Um abraço, feliz green day!

O mirante da imagem

Shelly said...

I always learn so much from your wonderful posts, my dear friend Miyako! The flowers are lovely and your dinner sounds like it was delicious! You have so much rich history around you. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

✿ chica said...

Sempre temos PAZ aqui!Lindo! beijos,chica

Miss Simmonds Says said...

The photos are wonderful. I would love to visit a temple like that! I love the Chrysanthemums too xxx

maddyrose said...

Dear little sister,
The temple photos are beautiful especially the third photo with the fall colors of the trees in the forground.
Lately I find that it is taking me longer to make the rounds of the blogs I visit but I don't think we need to feel guilty about being slow to visit. I also don't always leave a comment because some times it is hard for me to think of something to say and I don't feel guilty about that either. Claudia said that blogging should be fun with no guilt attached and she is right about that. So my dear little sis don't feel guilty because we are glad to have you visit whenever you find the time. This was a beautiful post as always. Be well my sweet bs. Love you always

TexWisGirl said...

i like the little 'hairnets' the mums are wearing. :) a gorgeous temple and garden area.

Ellie said...

That is a beautiful temple in a lovely setting.
There is nothing wrong with your pictures they are lovely.
Pretty flowers and your dinner sounds delicious.
Have fun with your blog!!!

thisisme said...

Hi dear Miyako. You're such a good supporter of Fiona's Green Day. That dinner sounds very yummy, and I'm sure it was very much enjoyed. Beautiful photos for us today. Isn't the temple beautiful? They always seem to give off such an air of tranquility and peace. I hope you are keeping well my friend. Sending hugs and blessings your way. x

me (maria) said...

Beautiful photos Miyako..
Have a great weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Miyako! Beautiful shots of the Temple and I love the gardens around the temple. Very pretty. Your flowers are gorgeous, they look very pretty in the vase. Dinner sounds delicious. I wish you a very happy weekend!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. Your photos of the temple is beautiful!! I love seeing and visiting temples. I would love to visit there some day!
Kiku flowers look very pretty. I love your lovely vase, too :-) I have hard time pronouncing Kiku in English by the way...

It seems we will have sunny but cold weekend here. Please be careful not to catch cold, Miyako san. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Michiko Johnson said...

Dear Miyako san,
Renhoji-Temple place from your home.
Anatamo Jodo shinshu Shinshu & renyo shonin sage or master.
Judo shinshu for land seot.
Chrysanthemum is beautiful at your garden.
Your husband's enjoyd eat with moshrooms with flied rice wata-simo anatano Otosama to gohan o itadaki masu.
Anata-mo kaje-o hikanai yoni shite kuda-sai mase. Mochiron Otosama mo,
Michiko from Melbourne at Australia.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Ok first off you photos are not poor they are great, second up love the flowers they are lovely.

Ayu Maselli said...

Miyako Dear,

Beautiful temples.Remembering me when I learned Japanese culture when I was in high school.The garden, very Japanese.
beautiful photos and flower too.
do you eat those yellow flowers? how do you prepare them ?
have a great weekend,
take a good care

Amy said...

How very lucky you are to live close to this,so beautiful. I love the flowers too. I can buy some in the store but all are frozen in the yard.
I hope you are well and happy dear friend. This is such a busy time of year for me. I shall try to keep in touch.
Love & Hugs

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

How pretty and different from what there is in Greece.
Thanks for sharing these pictures! :)

Giga said...

Pięknie wśród zieleni jest świątynia, zresztą bardzo ładna. Dzięki za ten miły i ciekawy post. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful greenery is a temple, and a very pretty. Thanks for this nice and interesting post. Yours.