Saturday, 7 October 2017

A mysterious monk in Kyoto

 A mendicant monk can be seen very seldom in Japan besides Kyoto,whose face is completely covered with a woven straw hat,is called komuso.

Komuso are a groupe of Japanese medeicant monks of one school of Zen Buddhism,who go to the town about asking for alms while playing a vertical bamboo flute called shakuhachi.  Nowadays it is very difficult to encounter them but in Kyoto there is a temple of their school,so you could see them by chance there.