To sleep . . .
Although still bitterly cold outside as the icy cold air flows down from the snows of Fuji, the days are getting brighter and clearer. I decided to take the opportunity of a clear day to take some pictures at a local temple.
Lining the surrounding wall of the temple, enclosing a serene garden, were hundreds of small buddha statues. Some of them were weathered into unrecognisable lumps of stone. Others, like this one, were slowly being erased by time into sleep and peace.