Kabushima is a place where seagulls come to breed in early March and their eggs hatch in early June. With the eggs just hatching there were so many seagulls, it was crazy. There is a shrine on the top of the hill, but we decided not to head up after seeing umbrellas at the entrance to use so you don't get pooped on. I am more than ok not being pooped on by a seagull in Japan.
|Seagulls lined up on the fence|
|The whole island|
Seiryu-ji Temple was built in 1982 by a priest named Ryuko Oda and was built entirely with donations from followers of true Buddhism teachings. On the side of a mountain and away from noises of the city, it is an amazing place to listen to nothing at all. Almost eerie and uncomfortable, with how quiet it was.
|Kondo, the main hall|
|Jizo Bosatsu, the guardian of deceased children|
|Bokeyoke Kannon, protects people from dementia|
|a sculpture on the wall|
|shrine for the war dead|
|another shot of the big buddha|
|Me in front of the statue. It's HUGE!|
|Recreation of the huts they lived in|
|actual pottery that has been found|
|a large hole where a pillar for a building once stood|