Cathy Cawood

Gokoku Shrine in Kofu

Teapot and hearts on a stone lantern

Cathy Cawood   - 1 min read

Apparently Gokoju Shrine, located on the Inishie Michi trail near Enko-in, is locally famous for cherry blossoms. However there were none of those when I visited in August. The shrine seemed to be gearing up for some kind of festival, possibly to do with Obon. I read that the shrine is associated with Yamanashi's war dead.

Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page ha...