Prior to heading home, I visited one of the many, many Shinto shines on the island.
I made the customary offering, offered a prayer, and prepared for the short trek home.
Shinto shrines tend to be not painted, and take pride in the natural color and graceful aging of the wood. Others, however, are painted in bright crimson red. I wonder if their isn't some influence on Shinto architecture from Buddhism that made its way here from China hundreds of years ago.
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