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Meigetsu-in Temple

A glimpse into the Zazen meditation garden of 'Bright Moon Heritage.' This is what makes the trip worthwhile.

The trip to Kamakura resulted in several pictures of red leaves -- a Japanese national pastime this season it seems. I wasn't disappointed, and actually found a place to sleep, unlike my Tokyo trips where I stay up all night long.

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Daibutsu

Only slightly smaller than the one in Nara, the Daibutsu, 'Great Buddha' of Kamakura stands an impressive 13.35 meters -- I stand less than 2 meters.

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Engaku-ji Temple

The irony of putting someone in a picture that was making one was irresistible.  People kept pointing me to good places to see red leaves as I walked from one temple to the next. I gave up trying to explain 'Nihongo wakarimasen.'

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Hasedera

The entrance to the Hase Kannon Temple was as colorful outside as any other place. Cast into the sea in 721 AD, the wooden image washed on shore 16 years later in Kamakura. From here is a great view of the sea coast.

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Zenri Shrine

The small bridge and shrine are only a small part of this almost hidden grotto. Around the corner is a cave where you can participate in a Japanese money laundering shrine -- wash your money for good luck and  fortune.

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Engaku-ji Temple

Red leaves just outside Kita-Kamakura station.

November 29, 2000

 

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