Eisho-ji, a nunnery, is one of the newer temples in Kamakura, having been founded during the Edo period. It has ties to both the Tokugawa Shogunate, and to Edo Castle, as the founding nun, Eisho-In-Ni, was a descendent of the founder of Edo Castle, as well as a concubine of Tokugawa Ieyasu, first shogun of … Continue reading え is also for Eisho-ji
Another え... Egara Tenjinsha is in eastern Kamakura, just a few minutes from the larger and better-known Kamakura-gu. I had never been until January 2018, and had always thought it to be a rather small, minor shrine. You can imagine my surprise when I reached the top of the stairway to discover shrine grounds fairly … Continue reading え is for Egara Tenjinsha
Kamakura is more than just history.
Home of the biggest bell in Kamakura.
Inari, or O-Inari-san, is the Shinto god of rice. He’s often depicted with a few foxes — his messengers — so it’s not surprising that shrines dedicated to O-Inari-san overflow with fox statues and trinkets. Sasuke Inari Shrine, Kamakura’s shrine dedicated to O-Inari-san, is no different, with foxes here, there and everywhere; in every nook and cranny of … Continue reading い is for Inari
Amanawa Jinja, which enshrines Amaterasu, the sun goddess, is the oldest shrine in Kamakura.
Introducing Kamakura, one kana at a time.
This past year was a busy one at Inn By The Sea Kamakura. Not only was it full of guests, we also welcomed a new family member, Nanami, in April. Between everyday chores and keeping N alive and thriving, our photo blog fell by the wayside. Now that 2018 is upon us, and wee N … Continue reading Wishing You a (belated) Happy New Year