Ian and I took a walk down to the standing Buddha statue near our apartment this afternoon. We were expecting colorful paper lanterns or prayer plaques, but the scene was much simpler.
The path to Buddha is lined with rice paddies.
Candles and incense.
The Buddha statue is from 1116. It's amazing that he's just out next to some guy's rice field.
We saw this cool black dragon fly.
So, it doesn't look like Buddha had much of a party after all. But, he probably would have preferred it that way.