Photo of the Day: Windsurfing

Kamakura isn't just temples and shrines. Being surrounded by the ocean and thickly forested hills—the same reasons that made it a good, strong capital—make it a good, strong choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Those without equipment can rent and/or take lessons from various outfitters and water-sport schools in the area. Of course, not all activities require … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Windsurfing

Photo of the Day: Fish Fins

Fish drying is a common sight in Kamakura. In fact, my husband has taken up the hobby, though he's taking a break over the winter. These fishy were snapped through a shop window along Yuigahama Dori. I likely wouldn't have noticed, but Hisashi has an eye for fish and found them no problem.

Picture Perfect Kamakura

A photo a day keeps boredom at bay—and, I'm told, is worth a thousand words. Which is why my only resolution for this year (well, my only currently planned resolution) is to upload a photo of Kamakura and area each day for your viewing pleasure (I know you're excited; don't deny it). Can I manage … Continue reading Picture Perfect Kamakura

Funa Oroshi

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. But then, I'm from a landlocked farming community, so dirt is naturally a far friendlier way of life the way I see things. I guess I'm not alone in my wariness of the … Continue reading Funa Oroshi

It’s Raining Fish

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons, CC licence)

One of the many perks of living by the ocean is free-of-charge fish drops. This one is from a month or two ago, and clearly, it was a little on the dried-out side. But we had another yesterday morning, and the fish was gloriously fresh. Surprisingly, no kites (of the bird kind) pounced on it, … Continue reading It’s Raining Fish