Sunday, September 4, 2016

faith lives

Back in May, ClockTowerTenants featured the Japanese village of Kurama for the clarity of thought that ancient place can bring.

It’s amazing to be surrounded by such antiquity.
But the real reason to visit Kurama is for the open air volcanic hot spring baths, a blissful experience out in the wild unmatched by anything before.

The terrain is steep and you must climb to the source of the spring.
Steam rises behind bamboo.

Naturally cameras are forbidden, but that has never stopped me before.

Once inside you shed your clothes and lock them with old wooden keys.

Then shower...
...then find your way to the mineral water. The air is chilly and the water's very hot.
It stings at first but you adjust. Breathe deep and close your eyes. 

Faith lives in a faithless world.

If you can’t find it here, you might not need it. 
Have a great weekend.

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