Kamakura is riddled with small caves carved into the soft rock. Continue reading “Medieval Tombs”
Jizo statues are all over the place in Japan. He’s the “protector of children, expectant mothers, firemen, and travelers. Most of all, he is the protector of deceased children, including miscarried, aborted or stillborn infants.” (“Jizo Bosatsu: Bodhisattva of Deceased Children,” Barbara O’Brien, About.com)
This ever-so-cute Jizo was crouched along the path at Meigeitsu-in.
Dressing in traditional Japanese clothing to visit temples and shrines has become a popular activity of late. Continue reading “Fancy Dress”
Meigetsu-in, a temple famous for its hydrangeas, is tucked away in the hills of Kita-Kamakura. Continue reading “Red Bibs”