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.
Hase Dera has a truly astounding number of Jizo-sama figurines.
At this spring’s Hase Ichi (Hase Market), there was a big blackboard for kids to colour all over while their parents browsed booths selling knickknacks, art, and food. Continue reading “Daibutsu in Chalk”
Hase Dera has a little spot reserved for praying for lost babies and children. It’s a beautiful area, with a stream, candles, a spot to pray, and hundreds and hundreds of statues of Jizo-san. Continue reading “Jizo-San, All Lined Up”
This happy-looking fella is the god of wealth, farmers, food and good fortune. Continue reading “Daikoku Sama”
A closer look at the tiny octopi of an earlier photo.
Continue reading “Octopus Boat”
Takoyaki is a favourite festival food in Japan. Continue reading “Takoyaki”
There’s a really neat little shop between Hasedera and Kosoku-ji that sells all sorts of Japanese goods. Continue reading “Photo of the Day: Indigo Crane”
Hasedera is one of Kamakura’s most beautiful temples (according to me, at least). Continue reading “Photo of the Day: Hasedera Waterworld”