In the heart of Kongorin-ji Temple, this photograph captures a mesmerizing scene. The forest comes alive with an assembly of hundreds of snapp statues, adorned with vibrant red ribbons, creating a striking contrast against the greenery. A pathway beckons visitors to venture deeper into the mystical forest, where there are many Japanese lanterns. The Kongorin-ji Temple, steeped in history and spirituality, is renowned for its serene atmosphere and the remarkable snapp statues that populate its grounds, embodying a unique blend of nature and reverence. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.