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Bamboo around the temple

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Today’s photo comes from Hasedera in Kamakura, Japan.

Hasedera (長谷寺)

Hasedera 長谷寺 red shade bamboo

Kakigara Inari (かきがら稲荷)

かきがら稲荷 長谷寺

In the USA, or probably any country other than Japan, you wouldn’t normally find two different religions occupying the same grounds in harmony. In Japan, it is fairly common. Today’s photo is from the grounds of Hasedera (長谷寺), a Buddhist temple. Yet Kakigara Inari is a Shinto Shrine. Japan takes “coexist” to a whole other level.

Japanese Praying Mantis 螳螂

螳螂 toro praying mantis hasedera kamakura japan とうろう

While sitting down for a rest at Hasedera in Kamakura I saw this praying mantis (とうろう). This was the only photo I got of it as when I went for a better angle it jumped right up on me and that was the end of picture time.


kamakura famous temple

Kamakura's famous Hasedera front gate with pine tree

Moss-covered, stone lantern

Nothing was in bloom for this scene at Hasedera in Kamakura, but blooms aren’t always necessary to make the scene in the land of the gods.