The best part about June? Fireflies.
Kamakura-gu is one of Kamakura's newer shrines, having been founded in 1869 by Emperor Meiji. The spirit of the shrine goes back much further, however, as it was established in memory of Prince Morinaga, who was imprisoned in a cave on the property for seven or eight months before being beheaded in 1335. While the … Continue reading か is for Kamakura-gu
Amanawa Jinja, which enshrines Amaterasu, the sun goddess, is the oldest shrine in Kamakura.
This is from a large engraved stone outside Amanawa Jinja. I don't read kanji well (there are over 2000 of them!), so I'm not sure what it says, but I sure do enjoy running my fingers over it.
Red torii gates are the best torii gates as far as I'm concerned, and if they have kanji engraved on them, so much the better. This gate is from a small shrine just around the corner from where we live. We walk by the steep steps leading to it every day, but it wasn't until … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Torii Close-up