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Japan Nov 2009 Day 5

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

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Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

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Practising traditional archery

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Kamakura

Practising traditional archery at the Yama Hall.

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A temple staff making inscriptions on the Nokyocho. A Nokyocho is a pilgrim’s book where one canget it stamped and inscribed at each temple or shrine visited.

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Kamakura

Kamakura

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Kamakura

Dragon painting on the ceiling of the Hatto (Dharma Hall).

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Kamakura

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Kamakura

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Carving of an Oni at the base of a huge bronze incense urn.

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Nokyocho booth at this temple

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Tendon Teishoku

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One of the side dishes which I think is very much alike the filling of popiah, swopping the stewed bang kwang with daikon (white radish). Seasoned very gingerly with salt, light soy sauce (mainly for colour) and a pinch of pepper.

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Tendon, short for Tempura Don comprising of various deep fried items in tempura batter.

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Kamakura Don which is like katsudon, albeit replacing the katsu with deep fried ebi

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Toshima-ya (I’m guessing that’s how its being pronounced based on the ‘kanji’) , which sells one of Kamakura’s signature goodies, the dove cookie. This buttery pastry is reminiscent of Danish butter cookies but much crunchier. The aroma that diffuses with each bite is unbelievably heavenly.

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Along the road to the Hase Kannon Temple.

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Image of Daikokuten, the Shinto God of Wealth, enshrined within Daikokudo in the Hase Kannon Temple. This is one of the pitstops to the Endoshima-Kamakura Pilgrimage to th Seven Gods of Good Fortune.

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Kamakura

View of the Endoshima-Kamakura bay area from the small hill behind Hase Kannon Temple.

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This is as far as the camera could go inside the Hase Kannon Temple, which houses a huge statue of a thousand-hand manifestation of th Goddess of Mercy.

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Kamakura

Kamakura

Pond in the shape of the swastika 卍

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Kamakura

Adorable cartoon-like monk statue along the garden pathway of Hase Kannon

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Hase Kannon Temple

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Daibutsu, the great buddha of Kamakura. This brozne statue which stands in the Kotokuin temple grounds, is the second tallest Buddha statue in Japan.

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Close up of the great Buddha of Kamakura.

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3 responses

  1. Pingback: Japan Mar 2011 Day 6 – Nara Todaiji and A Tale of Two Ramens @ Dotombori « travellingfoodies

  2. yingyin07

    hi! i am also planning a trip to tokyo and would like to take a day trip to kamakura! would you mind emailing me your itinerary? possibly with the trains/buses to take as well? thank you so much! 🙂

    June 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

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