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Posts tagged kamakura

Hasedera (長谷寺)

Hasedera 長谷寺 red shade bamboo

Vending Machine heaven

kamakura japan vending machine

Japan’s ubiquitous jidohanbaiki (自動販売機) cannot be missed. Today’s photo is not from a vending machine factory or even an amusement park. This was just an ordinary street in Kamakura.

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.

Ema and Colorful Cushions

wooden emotive plaques japanese shrines color silk cushions pillows

Scenes like today’s photo are not hard to find in Japan, but they are especially easy to discover in Kamakura where I took this picture.

Kamakura in late November

japan stone lantern tiles roof orange fall color kamakura temple

Kamakura multitasking

kamakura japan windsurfing

From the beach in Kamakura, Japan I spotted this guy who I thought was about to take up his sail in order to windsurf like the guys in the distance behind him.

Instead…

fishing on a surf board kamakura japan

… he picked up his fishing pole and proceeded to engage in, perhaps, Japan’s favorite pastime.