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a flat in the temple ground by Manabu Tatsumi
 

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  • It is said in Japan that ついで詣り (Tsuide mairi - visiting temples, shrines, or graves incidentally) is not good. It is regarded as rudeness.

    Yesterday I was going to bike to 園城寺 (Onjyo-ji temple). But I got lost and wasted time, when I came back on the root to 園城寺 I passed 醍醐寺 (Daigo-ji temple). I didn't know the temple till them. I thought that I would stop here on the way home. But I knew I had to be on the way home soon. The root I biked to 園城寺 at that time was the mountain dirt trail. I counld not go up.

    I turned back and was going to take the other root to 園城寺, but I had the other accident. I've got a flat. There was still 醍醐寺's ground. I decided to disregard the lesson of ついで詣り. It was some kind of fate, I thought. I decided to visit 醍醐寺.

    I was fixing a flat tire and an old priest talked to me. I apologized for fixing a flat tire at the temple ground. The priest said it was all right and you should fix it without haste. I fixed it without haste as he said.
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