Photo album Japan: Antaiji Zen Monastery and Osaka

83 photos taken on 2006-08-17. This photo album is copyright free, public domain. Travel photos and videos by Päivi and Santeri Kannisto.

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Big in Japan

Big in Japan
2006-08-17  
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Waiting room in Niigata railway station, Japan. There was a radio show

Waiting room in Niigata railway station, Japan. There was a radio show
2006-08-17  
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Entrance to a Japanese bath

Entrance to a Japanese bath
2006-08-18  
1.25 MB

A chair in our hotel room

A chair in our hotel room
2006-08-18  
1.32 MB

To the bath

To the bath
2006-08-18  
1.13 MB

Showers are located around the jacuzzi in Japanese spas

Showers are located around the jacuzzi in Japanese spas
2006-08-18  
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The bath

The bath
2006-08-18  
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The kimono

The kimono
2006-08-18  
1.69 MB

Ready for the tea ceremony

Ready for the tea ceremony
2006-08-18  
1.15 MB

Santeri doing horizontal meditation

Santeri doing horizontal meditation
2006-08-18  
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Some slippers. Blue ones are to be used inside, brown ones outside

Some slippers. Blue ones are to be used inside, brown ones outside
2006-08-18  
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Our first night in Japan, Niigata. We slept in the railway station

Our first night in Japan, Niigata. We slept in the railway station
2006-08-18  
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Putting on a kimono in a hotel in Hamasaka

Putting on a kimono in a hotel in Hamasaka
2006-08-18  
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There are two kinds of toilets in Japan, traditional and ultra-modern with electric seats

There are two kinds of toilets in Japan, traditional and ultra-modern with electric seats
2006-08-19  
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Päivi sleeping on futon

Päivi sleeping on futon
2006-08-19  
1.22 MB

Santeri worked in the herb garden

Santeri worked in the herb garden
2006-08-21  
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The temple (Hondo) used for sitting (zazen)

The temple (Hondo) used for sitting (zazen)
2006-08-21  
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The Hondo

The Hondo
2006-08-21  
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Antaiji is located in the mountains

Antaiji is located in the mountains
2006-08-21  
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The altar in Hondo

The altar in Hondo
2006-08-21  
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Stove

Stove
2006-08-21  
1.13 MB

Antaiji library

Antaiji library
2006-08-21  
1.01 MB

Zafu = pillow used under ass when sitting

Zafu = pillow used under ass when sitting
2006-08-21  
1.34 MB

The bathroom

The bathroom
2006-08-21  
1.19 MB

Showers

Showers
2006-08-21  
1.28 MB

Päivi's room in Antaiji

Päivi's room in Antaiji
2006-08-21  
1.09 MB

Päivi's room

Päivi's room
2006-08-21  
1.14 MB

Resting and smoking area

Resting and smoking area
2006-08-21  
1.25 MB

Rice is sorted manually

Rice is sorted manually
2006-08-21  
1.16 MB

A view to the kitchen from the dining room

A view to the kitchen from the dining room
2006-08-21  
1.25 MB

Worshipping the God of Toilet

Worshipping the God of Toilet
2006-08-21  
1.24 MB

Computer corner with a pc and internet dial-up

Computer corner with a pc and internet dial-up
2006-08-21  
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Dinner is served by Tenzo

Dinner is served by Tenzo
2006-08-21  
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Hondo's main entrance

Hondo's main entrance
2006-08-21  
1.35 MB

A sitting place with pillow called 'zafu'. You sit there 4 hours a day

A sitting place with pillow called 'zafu'. You sit there 4 hours a day
2006-08-21  
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Dishwashing sinks

Dishwashing sinks
2006-08-21  
1.25 MB

Antaiji had lots of modern vehicles and tools

Antaiji had lots of modern vehicles and tools
2006-08-21  
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Working gloves

Working gloves
2006-08-21  
1.11 MB

Bathroom reserved for women

Bathroom reserved for women
2006-08-21  
1.26 MB

Washing machines

Washing machines
2006-08-21  
1.19 MB

Antaiji dining room

Antaiji dining room
2006-08-21  
1.13 MB

Harri (from Finland) doing horizontal meditation

Harri (from Finland) doing horizontal meditation
2006-08-21  
1.11 MB

Päivi's pants after a day of work in the rice fields

Päivi's pants after a day of work in the rice fields
2006-08-21  
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There were clocks and calendars everywhere

There were clocks and calendars everywhere
2006-08-21  
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A Japanese toilet

A Japanese toilet
2006-08-21  
1.20 MB

Informal eating place

Informal eating place
2006-08-21  
1.32 MB

The vegetable garden that Santeri weeded

The vegetable garden that Santeri weeded
2006-08-21  
1.26 MB

The zazen sitting room called Hondo

The zazen sitting room called Hondo
2006-08-21  
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The clock that signals the end of zazen and the bell that is used for signalling

The clock that signals the end of zazen and the bell that is used for signalling
2006-08-21  
1.22 MB

Rice sorting

Rice sorting
2006-08-21  
1.23 MB

Rubber boots

Rubber boots
2006-08-21  
1.25 MB

Santeri's working clothes

Santeri's working clothes
2006-08-21  
1.18 MB

Sitting order, eating order and daily schedule

Sitting order, eating order and daily schedule
2006-08-21  
1.20 MB

Päivi's favourite: rice fields

Päivi's favourite: rice fields
2006-08-21  
1.35 MB

Men's quarters on the 2nd floor

Men's quarters on the 2nd floor
2006-08-21  
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Kitchen shelf

Kitchen shelf
2006-08-21  
1.22 MB

Oryoki set, used for complicated eating

Oryoki set, used for complicated eating
2006-08-21  
1.29 MB

Our friend Rieko from Yokohama

Our friend Rieko from Yokohama
2006-08-21  
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On the left Mary from the US, working as the cook (Tenzo)

On the left Mary from the US, working as the cook (Tenzo)
2006-08-21  
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Isaac (from the US) doing horizontal meditation

Isaac (from the US) doing horizontal meditation
2006-08-21  
1.24 MB

Kyosaku, used for hitting those who sleep during zazen

Kyosaku, used for hitting those who sleep during zazen
2006-08-21  
1.35 MB

Päivi and the bell that is used to call monks to zazen

Päivi and the bell that is used to call monks to zazen
2006-08-21  
1.19 MB

Sitting places in Hondo (the temple). Everyone sits facing the wall

Sitting places in Hondo (the temple). Everyone sits facing the wall
2006-08-21  
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A river near Antaiji in Kutoyama

A river near Antaiji in Kutoyama
2006-08-22  
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A wishing tree including wishes like go-go girls, supermodels, sake shop, and sauna

A wishing tree including wishes like go-go girls, supermodels, sake shop, and sauna
2006-08-22  
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We entered and left Antaiji because of love

We entered and left Antaiji because of love
2006-08-22  
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A Japanese TV crew was invited to visit Antaiji by the abbot

A Japanese TV crew was invited to visit Antaiji by the abbot
2006-08-22  
1.24 MB

They disturbed eating, sitting, and working

They disturbed eating, sitting, and working
2006-08-22  
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Martin from the Chech Republic

Martin from the Chech Republic
2006-08-22  
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Our tutor and Päivi's roommate Jikai from Australia

Our tutor and Päivi's roommate Jikai from Australia
2006-08-22  
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The TV (s)crew arrives in Antaiji

The TV (s)crew arrives in Antaiji
2006-08-22  
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The TV program will be a talkshow making fun of Antaiji

The TV program will be a talkshow making fun of Antaiji
2006-08-22  
1.15 MB

Amanda from Switzerland

Amanda from Switzerland
2006-08-22  
1.17 MB

From the left Mateus from Poland, Wako from Japan, and Daishin from Germany

From the left Mateus from Poland, Wako from Japan, and Daishin from Germany
2006-08-22  
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They filmed everyone without permission and we were quite pissed off

They filmed everyone without permission and we were quite pissed off
2006-08-22  
1.23 MB

For us it was a shameful disgrace

For us it was a shameful disgrace
2006-08-22  
1.13 MB

Vertical carousel in Osaka

Vertical carousel in Osaka
2006-08-23  
1.15 MB

Lots of people

Lots of people
2006-08-23  
1.27 MB

Osaka street view

Osaka street view
2006-08-23  
1.25 MB

Päivi and sushi

Päivi and sushi
2006-08-23  
1.11 MB

Funny-looking eatery

Funny-looking eatery
2006-08-23  
1.15 MB

In a restaurant in Osaka

In a restaurant in Osaka
2006-08-23  
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Evening falls, Osaka

Evening falls, Osaka
2006-08-23  
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