Otagi Nenbutsu-Ji is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan that features over 1,200 stone figures representing Rakan, or disciples of Shaka (the founder of Buddhism), that were mostly carved by amateurs from across the country under the guidance of sculptor Kocho Nishimura. Each sculpture is a whimsical display of expressive faces, adding a playful element to the spiritual environment.
The figurative sculptures were first donated in 1981, only a little over 30 years ago, allowing the present temple, a reconstruction of its former self which was originally built in the middle of the eighth century, to become known for its humorous figures. Now the smiling faces and expressive gestures still manage to translate through the moss that covers them. Even during winter, when snow coats the small, stone bodies, one can make out the playfully spirited figures.
Info source: My Modern Met
How cool is this? It’s a cave full of giant selenite crystals. The cave is in in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.
The cave is currently flooded, which is really good for the crystals, and will allow them to continue to grow and thrive.
if I lived here, I’d have to have a gardener…
…and a landscape and yard work crew!
Wow! I am so in love with this one!
Ooooh, nice… a castle on the hill!
Another castle… you’d need a crew to clean it… but how fun to have so many rooms and places to explore! Family could visit and you’d never even have to see them!
Ahhh… so nice.
Love those turrets! I could live here for sure!
This is nice, well fortified… on the water… Sweet.
I love this too. A villa by the sea. Wouldn’t that be nice?
This is fun… and colorful!