Zuisen-ji Green

One of the things I love best about Japan is its greenery. It may have massive cities and more concrete than you can shake a stick at, but when it's green, it's green--with ferns, bamboo, towering cedars, and soft moss. And you really don't have to go too far off the beaten track to find … Continue reading Zuisen-ji Green


Zuisen-ji, tucked away in the hills northeast of Kamakura Station, is famous for its gardens. It's not so old compared to other Kamakura temples, having been founded in 1327, but it is one of the more important temples nonetheless what with its close association with members of the Muromachi Shogunate. Zuisen-ji is also on the … Continue reading Zuisen-ji