Temple: Fujidera – the first zen temple
Dedication: El inspired me to do this by taking some time off work and travelling around the states recently. She also put me up just before I left for the trip. She’s another core member of book club, finishing the trinity. I’m proud to know her.
Picture: I’m staying in a hut provided by a temple that is not in the pilgrimage route. It’s half way along a mountain pass. It’s gorgeous and fully enclosed. I’m so grateful. It has a guestbook and a Dutch couple have written: should have basic tea and coffee making facilities. Wags.