Amanawa Jinja, which enshrines Amaterasu, the sun goddess, is the oldest shrine in Kamakura.
He Works Hard for his Money
It isn't easy being a rickshaw driver. Can you imagine trying to run a cart all over town with city buses blowing past you? I am amazed by these guys (and gals! Saw a female rickshaw driver just the other day).
Photo of the Day: More Rice Shop
The other window at the rice shop. Love it.
Photo of the Day: Antique Shop
Towards the downtown end of Yuigahama Dori is an antique shop full of furniture. And then there's this one, full of random bits and pieces of days gone by. This one is much more interesting to walk by.
Photo of the Day: Not Your Average Rice Shop
I love this shop. It sells rice, rice and more rice, which isn't unusual at all here in Japan. But, it's the fanciest rice shop I've ever seen, and that makes me happy. Boutique rice.
Photo of the Day: Curry Shop Footprints
Kaede and I went on an evening stroll down Yuigahama Dori (street), and discovered that it's got a different feel at night. Which really shouldn't come as a surprise, but somehow, I wasn't expecting it. The next few posts will be random shops we walked by that drew my attention.
Photo of the Day: Aloe
Aloe in Japan grows to monstrous size. Growing up in a cold-climate country, I'd only ever seen aloe grown indoors in pots. Boy, was I surprised when I got here and saw it waterfalling out of gardens and overflowing from pots.
Photo of the Day: Goya
Goya, or bitter melon (not "bumpy cucumber" as I first called it), grows in profusion here. People give it away the way I remember neighbours begging us to take zucchini off their hands as a kid. It's bitter, but delicious. We mostly eat it in goya champuru, an Okinawan dish with tofu and... Spam. I … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Goya
Photo of the Day: Nights on the Beach
Summer is coming to an end, and beach house season, too. It was nice while it lasted, but it will be good to have the beach quiet again.
Photo of the Day: Lotus Leftovers
Between being busy with the inn and the oppressive afternoon heat, we didn't get a chance to make it across town to see the lotus flowers at Hachimangu. I had actually completely forgotten, but then came across this lotus flower head on a walk. Such a shame! But at least the blossom-less heads are still … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Lotus Leftovers