The second half of Ghetto Mr. Hunter's inaugural journey with Teresa took them to Japan. While visiting the Tōshō-gū Shrine in Tokyo's Ueno Park,
Ghetto Mr. H. encountered this friendly fellow.
|Nice to meet you, sir!|
|Ema prayer and wish plaques hanging in the foreground.|
|Ghetto Mr. Hunter and the shrine.|
|Ghetto Mr. Hunter and a Komainu.|
Komainu (aka "lion dogs") act as guardians at shrines.
Among the features at Tōshō-gū Shrine
is the Flame of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a peace symbol
which commemorates the atomic bomb attacks in Japan.
|Those are colorful paper cranes |
hanging alongside the Flame of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
|About the Flame of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.|
Thanks again to Teresa for letting a flat Mr. Hunter accompany her to Japan!
Tōshō-gū Shrine, Ueno Park