A stone basin in my garden.
The town I live in has been showing a sign of going into autumn day by day.
It is always fun to take a walk in a rural area and a residential area and to visit the local temples with my camera.
The rice field after harvesting shining in the evening sun
It is time for farmers to take a rest for a while.
The rice dedicated to a local shrine to thank for the rich harvest in this year.
A small temple that the locals visit.
A bell in a garden of the temple.
This bell is struck at 6 O'clock in the morning and at 4:30 in the evening. It is a sign to let the farmers know the time.
Concentrating on taking photos of the bell, I was peering through my camera lens. Suddenly I heard something chatter, and a loud tone of the bell, "goooooon,gooooon!" started to resonate over my head. It broke the silence. Fortunately, I did not drop my camera even though I was surprised at it. A priest who lives in the temple used to strike the bell, but for the first time, I found that it is now struck automatically.
The automation of bell struck me. However many bells in Japanese temples are struck by priests before services.
Some floweres planted by locals lately.
A cup of hot coffee is waiting for me at home after my long walk! Some Japanese people like to use traditional Japanese tea cups for coffee. I like that too.
A hand made tea cup of Japanese pottery.
Thank you for visiting Green Tomato.
Until next time!