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
え is for Egara Tenjinsha
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
う is for Windsurfing (trust me)
Kamakura is more than just history.
え is for Engaku-ji
Home of the biggest bell in Kamakura.
い is for Inari
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
あ is for Amanawa Shinmei Jinja
Amanawa Jinja, which enshrines Amaterasu, the sun goddess, is the oldest shrine in Kamakura.
Kamakura in Kana
Introducing Kamakura, one kana at a time.
Wishing You a (belated) Happy New Year
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