Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Pile of Laughing Buddhas for Travel Photo Thursday

          Here's a whole pile of laughing Buddhas for TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY APRIL 21, 2011.

There's no telling what the story behind this collection might be. I'll have to do some further investigation. 

Not that I'm getting all religious, or anything like that, in my old age. I just like Buddhist stuff.

This one guy, Dali Lama XIV said, "KNOW THE RULES WELL, SO YOU CAN BREAK THEM EFFECTIVELY".  Sounds like a reasonable plan, to me.  So, that's what I try to do.  I know all the rules in Okinawa, Japan.

Now, I don't know what happened to the person or persons who started this collection of Buddhas but, I'll be snooping around to see if I can find out.

They don't look too shabby in the photo at the top of the page, except maybe, for the one on right side of the roof that got knocked over. 

When you zoom-in for a closer look, it appears they've been neglected.  Or, could it be they were all mud wrestling and they're laughing because they took those big sticks on their shoulders and knocked that one Buddha out ?

This pile of Laughing Buddhas is located on the left side of HWY 84 about a mile past the Nago City Pineapple Park.

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17 comments:

Jim said...

Got a friend who collects Buddhas but just wee ones for shelves indoors. If he sees this photo it may give him the wrong idea.
Loved it.
http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/2011/04/travel-photo-thursday-april-21.html

Keith T. Graff said...

Looks like a couple of those folks could use a bath!

Muza-chan said...

Lovely photo, Mike... :)

RyukyuMike said...

Muza-chan,
Thanks. I sure wish I could go back up there and tidy the Buddhas up a bit, though.

RyukyuMike said...

Keith,
Well, maybe we'll go on up and while I distract the owners you can do the scrubbing!

RyukyuMike said...

Jim,
If your friend is into "Keeping up with the Jonses" this could present a challenge!

Evan said...

Those Buddhas must know something that we don't.

RyukyuMike said...

Evan,
I bet many people collect them just becasue the smile is contagious !

Julia said...

Great photos of the laughing Buddhas. I never knew they could be so cheerful! :) A shame they're a bit neglected.

RyukyuMike said...

Julia,
That's what I love about this part of the world; digging up the truth behind things I shoot.
Could be a reason. Maybe, they're not really neglected !

Expat in Germany said...

Very cool photo, you'll have to let us know what the story is behind it once you find out.

debbie said...

They look so happy! Great find.

strux said...

This is the sort of photo that really brings a smile to my face :)

Cathy Sweeney said...

I actually laughed aloud (or am I supposed to say LOL?) seeing this. So funny. Let us know what you find out about these happy Buddhas.

Leigh said...

So much laughter makes me smile. A really lovely shot.

LadyE said...

Laughing Buddha's are always my favorite. I have a brass head of one sitting on a bookshelf...always makes me smile.

Great shots Mike.

RyukyuMike said...

Expat in Germany, Debbie, Strux, Cathy, Leigh and LadyE, whew, hope I didn't miss anyone. Thes guys do make ya smile, huh?
As soon as I can, I'll get the story or make one up for you !
Thanks for visiting, commenting and contributing. This Travel Photo Thursday is really fun and I'm glad I met all of you there.

Cheers,
Mike