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Japanese Buddhist Monk On pilgrimage to Nara this monk stands silently holding out his bowl for alms and sometimes ringing a small bell. Lay people give to nurture laic virtue, merit and blessings an

Japanese Buddhist Monk On pilgrimage to Nara this monk stands silently holding out his bowl for alms and sometimes ringing a small bell. Lay people give to nurture laic virtue, merit and blessings and to ensure monastic continuity. An ennobling act.

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Date Taken: 04.2010
Date Uploaded: 11.2010
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Nigel Picknell