I am back from a winter break. How are you?
I'd-Rather-B-Birdin Saturday's Critters
2017, is the year of the Rooster, which is the tenth animal in the 12-year Chinese zodiac calendar.
As the first post of this year, let me show some cute roosters.
There are lovely roosters that live in the garden of Isonokami Shrine in the city of Tenri in Nara.
The various roosters were donated to the shrine 40 years ago and they have naturally bred there since then.
There is no special religious significance for them and they just roam around the garden, loved by many a visitor.
I sat on a bench in the garden, smiling at them and clicking the shutter on my camera.
hen houses and the Shime-nawa hung:the sacred ropes for the Shinto religion.
It marks a god's place.
Happy New Year! Next Year is my turn......Dog....Remember?
I will visit you soon.
May the New Year bring you a lot of happiness and smiles! Tomoko