Saturday, June 1, 2013

Kamakura, Japan

This is the main reason I wanted to visit Japan. I wanted to go to Kamakura. This is a gorgeous city that was the center of government in Japan until 1313. This wonderful Buddha was inside a temple and it was covered with gold leaf. That is until a tsunami in the 1600's took the building and weather since then has taken the gold leaf.
The famous Kamakura Buddha

Great city with thousands years of  history

Largest Shinto temple 
View of the bay. Mountains are around the other 3 sides of the  city
Kamakura was spared from bombing during WWII, that is the reason we can admire and visit such a wonderful place today.

1 comment:

  1. that is so interesting about the old leaf on the statue.
    lovely ocean view.


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