A home in the cave,Dogashima Island
976 RESIDENCE OF CAVE AT DOGASHIMA
[ID] 2930กกกก( ID:2930 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Album]
[Place] Hakone
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 264x200
[Cabinet] 59-21-0
[Keyword] Hakone/house/life/man and woman

This is the cave just before Shiraito Falls after going up the mountain road behind Yakushi-do after crossing Hayakawa River from Dogashima. It is reported that the famous Buddhist monk Musokokushi (1275-1351, a Zen priest and probably the most important figure in Japanese medieval garden design) practiced religious austerities during Muromachi Period. An old man and young sisters are standing at the entrance of the cave and someone appears inside. Sandals are being dried on the rock and the bloom and pail are placed at the entrance. It is possible that they used the water from the falls.