Aug 30, 2013
I remember sitting alone in another of Kioto's wooden temples. (Alone, because japanese turists come in waves, and hurry, even at home. In between waves, as on a beach, there is a moment of quiet. ) I was sitting under the mighty sugi pillars and thinking about it. About the fire. What difference does it make to your religious feeling if the houses of the holy are made of stone, heavy, unmovable, eternal, or of wood, light, removable, fragile?