Tellus: (tel’us), n. 1. [Latin] earth, soil, and the land; a country; the world. 2. a collection of Willamette University student’s insights, stories, photos and thoughts from their experiences studying abroad.

Archive for October, 2012

Sugimotodera in Japan (Alex Smith) »

This photo I took is of the stairs leading up to Sugimotodera temple (杉本寺) in Kamakura, Japan.  The temple itself is part of the Tendai sect of Buddhism and was founded in 734 BCE.  Although it is a little bit of the beaten track, it is considered one of the oldest temples.  The moss covered steps particularly interested […]