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.
Kosoku-ji, a small temple not far from Hasedera, has absolutely fantastic gardens. Continue reading “Kosoku-ji Blossoms”
We visited Kosoku-ji, a small temple with amazing gardens just down the street from us, the other day, and were surprised to see a few cherry trees had already bloomed. Continue reading “Early Sakura”
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”
Every once in a while, Kosoku-ji has a little market. Last time, there was a booth making mochi (pounded rice). Visitors took turns pounding the mochi with a big wooden hammer (even Kaede got to try), after which, the staff shaped and flavoured the mochi.
Sadly, I didn’t get a good shot of the pounding, so all I’ve got is the shaping and flavouring.
A little black and white for a Sunday morning. Continue reading “Photo of the Day: Spokes”
Another lotus photo, with more to come once the season really gets underway. Continue reading “Photo of the Day: Almost There”
It’s almost lotus season, and the early ones are already budding. Continue reading “Photo of the Day: Lotus Leaves”