Shards

I go for a glorious morning walk along a beach close to the apartment.  The beach is strewn with big shards of pottery.

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A shard

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Another

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They are all over the place.

Okinawa is covered in family tombs where ancestors’ bones are placed.  Early tombs were in caves and holes in the rock.

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I find a collection of burial urns that I have never spotted before.

I think the recent  mega typhoon destroyed some very old caves containing burial urns and some of these broken urns are now strewn all over the beach.

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A tree has been blown onto the roof of a cave, which has collapsed. You can spot the urns nestling in the center of the photo.

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Hmmmm.

My favorite tomb has also suffered.

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In February

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Walls completely washed away.

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I wonder if it will be repaired?

Yup, that was a big typhoon. Tombs that had been there for decades and maybe hundreds of years, suffered badly.

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