Taking a bit of a break from Kamakura in Kana to post some photos of the snowstorm from Monday, January 22. It only snows a few times a year here — sometimes only once or twice, so to get this much snow was pretty exciting, especially for this Canuck.
While I didn’t manage to make it to other parts of town, I did manage to catch three different temples in the snow: Hasedera, Kosoku-ji, and Kotoku-in. The Daibutsu was serene as always, even wrapped up in flurries.
This is a shot from our January 1st snowfall. It didn’t last long, but it was fun to play around in. The temple at the top of the hill by the inn became our playground, with Kaede and Hisashi even having a bit of a snowball fight.
Hatsumode (first shrine visit of the year), hatsuyuki (first snowfall of the year), hatsuyume (first dream of the year), hatsuhinode (first sunrise of the year), hatsu…wakame (first wakame harvest of the year). Continue reading “Photo of the Day: Hatsuwakame”
This fellow had his photo taken during our first snowfall of the year, January 1st. Continue reading “Photo of the Day: A Frog’s Life”
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Making a living via the sea isn’t an easy path; in fact, it’s a downright terrifying one as far as I’m concerned. Continue reading “Funa Oroshi”
In winter, you don’t have to be an early bird to catch the sunrise. Continue reading “Morning Snaps”