We dropped by Goryojinja the other day to get a Fukurokuju stamp for our Shichifukujin (Seven Gods of Luck) stamp collection, and took a minute to enjoy the charm of the Enoden train skirting the shrine grounds.
This happy-looking fella is the god of wealth, farmers, food and good fortune. He can be found at Hasedera, grinning out from the side of the Daikoku-do (Daikoku Hall), where Hasedera's original Daikoku Sama statue is. The past few days, we've been on the Shichifukujin (Seven Gods of Luck) tour of Kamakura, filling up our … Continue reading Daikoku Sama
Remember those little octopi from the other day? Well, here they are up close.
A closer look at the tiny octopi of an earlier photo. These unfortunate eight-leggers are destined for takoyaki, balls of batter and, well, chopped up octopus.
Takoyaki is a favourite festival food in Japan. It's made of balls of batter mixed with chopped up octopus, and, in this case, teeny tiny octopi. Takoyaki made with wee octopi doesn't really float my boat, though normal takoyaki is pretty good—as long as the octopus pieces are suction cup-free.
So this shop isn't along Yuigahama Dori, but rather the street that leads to the Daibutsu. For the most part, shops along there shut down early, but there are a few that manage to keep the lights on past tea time.
Kamakura from the water. Hopefully, I'll get a panorama one of these days, but until I figure that out, here's a little slice of the coast.
A beautiful blue-sky day for fishing. Getting the boat in and out is no easy feat! It helps when the sea is flat as a pancake.
The second Monday in October is Sports Day in Japan. It's a national holiday, and boy, were people out doing lots of sports in Kamakura. The weather was perfect!
Apparently, the water around our beach is full of these big (well, big for me) guys, but the other day, while SUP-ing, I finally saw one for the first time. Gotta say, I was a little freaked out.