Releasing my breath like rain into the eternal ocean.  Destroying my selfish ego.  Wafting incense through corridors of magnificent cedars. 200,000 or more of Kukai’s fervent disciples wishing to be buried as close as possible to the eternally meditating Kukai’s, believed to be still alive and praying for his believers worldwide. I walk the path…

A Sacred Space

Mount Inari: one of the most fascinating, interesting, intriguing, uplifting, cool, spiritual places I have ever visited. Yes, there are legions of tourists below at the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Especially when you do exactly as a more experienced American traveler in Japan told you exactly not to do, by going in the afternoon….