Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 5000 — map & image data — nearby photos
odd assemblage of carved stones
So, I didn't stump anyone in my previous “Fairly Dirty What am I? Quiz”, and probably won't this time either, but while in the back gardens behind the Nishimura Stone Lanterns workshop, amid the bounty of photogenic beauty of 800 years worth of stone carvings, I came across the above assemblage of stone (granite, I assume) whose purpose, like many of the pieces I encountered that day, seemed mysterious to me.
It sort of looks like a bench, but it's much smaller than that... maybe 8” (20cm) tall.
What is it?