I was driving along Route 495 from Munakata to Fukuoka City, in northern Kyushu, when I spotted what looked like a really interesting Chinese-style roof on a small roadside shrine.
Turned out to be another Mara Kannon temple specializing in fertility.
As well as a some fine examples of carved penises, there were a couple of sculptures very reminiscent of Hindu sculptures, including one of a couple engaging in coitus.
The shrine is located right on Route 495, just outside Tsuyazaki Town.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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