|The Stupa for Iruka's Head - JAPAN|
Friday, September 20, 2013
Stupa - JAPAN
When we heard or read the word stupa we immediately think of India, but they exist in dozens of countries, everywhere Buddhism is a important religion there is a stupa. This official card came from Japan and unfortunately I don't have any information about the location on this stupa (on the backside of the card everything is in Japanese), but even so it'a a beautiful card and I thank you Maki for choosing it for me. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
A stupa (literally meaning "heap") is a mound-like or semi-hemispherical structure containing Buddhist relics, typically the ashes of Buddhist monks, used by Buddhists as a place of meditation. Stupas originated as pre-Buddhist earthen burial mounds, in which ascetics were buried in a seated position.