Temple Entry, Japan photo via amy. Hard to believe the same nation that perpetuated the rape of Nanking and the Bataan Death March, also gives us rock gardens and some of the most beautiful and tranquil places on earth.
“One truth remains clear through the doubts and the questions, whether sinful or sanctified, virtue or vice: While the past may belong to the Buddhists and Christians, the future belongs to the Buddhas and Christs.
In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, meaning "she who invites" is a Goddess of both Creation and Death, as well as the former wife of the God Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami.