Koya-san
Part III: The Cemetery (cont.)
 

The walk up to the cemetery is a long stone path from the enormous Okuno-in temple lined on both sides with enormous trees. Monks and pilgrims wearing Buddhist religious garments can often be seen walking this path to and from the temple.
The path soon branches off and takes you among the graves, twisting through the mountain forest.


There are so many small paths through the moss and trees which cover the mountain it's impossible to see every tomb in a day. Most of the monuments in the cemetery are stone torii gates or pagoda or headstones, big and small.

Here are two rather unconventional memorials. One was made for the employees of a big coffee company, the other was made by an aerospace company for its employees.

Here are four of the more decorative tombs.


 

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