Images from a recent hike the commenced at Ohara, passing-through Iwakura, Shizuhara, and finishing at Kurama.
My first encounter was with this Jizo on my descent from Mt Hyotankuzureyama (532m) just inside the rural boundary of Iwakura.
Iwakura is a suburban area of Sakyo Ward, North Kyoto. It is made-up mainly of residential and has many narrow lanes. The above two images were located within these narrow streets.
It is always a feeling to return to the environment I appreciate so much. In this instance rice fields just after planting.
Not just because of their appeal, but their isolated location. Always a delight to find.
Passing-through the settlement I spotted this collection of concrete lanterns almost overgrown with shrubs and grass.
Just along from the previous icon, was this Jizo.
One last Icon. After emerging from the Yakkouzaka Pass, on the border of the forest and residential area of Kurama.
One of the many things I like about the great outdoors, are the little surprises I stumble-across. In this case, religious icons.