Saint of Mt. Koya
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"By that time I was at my lowest ebb both physically and spiritually, and as I had been walking at a rapid pace all morning, I was very tired. Even though I found that by good fortune I was, at last, approaching human habitation, I was not happy about the prospect of returning to civilization. All I could expect to find at the traveller's rest stop would be a cup of poor quality tea served by an old woman with bad breath. So I sat on a stone for a time gazing at the waterfall and mulling over my thoughts and feelings. Later I learned that this was the 'Husband and Wife Falls.'

"Thrusting out into the middle of the falls was a large, black rock shaped like the head of an enormous shark. The water of the river fell and broke upon the point of this rock, dividing into two streams. The waterfall itself was no more than fifteen or twenty feet high, but the water was like a blue brocade on a white cloth, and the river itself surged on below the falls, penetrating the village like an arrow. Where the two streams were sundered by the rock, one stream fell straight and smooth as glass, while the other, narrower stream, fell tumbling and splashing among the many rocks of the riverbed, creating a jeweled curtain of froth down the face of the cliff where it broke against the sharp rocks."


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