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Photos from my tour of several Kamakura temples.

Up the 
        stairs to one of the first temples we visited Up the stairs to the first temple More of 
        that temple, hey look, it's Mina. More of that temple, and Mina A shrine. A shrine
Another 
        shrine. Another shrine I'm not 
        sure what this is, but it looks kinda like a grave. I'm not sure what this is, but it looks like a grave The most 
        Japanese picture that I own. The most Japanese picture that I own
At the 
        top of one of the temples there was this guy in one of the rooms playing 
        a drum. I bring you "drum playing priest". Monk playing drum Yeah, we 
        were up pretty high (it was quite hot and I think most of us had saturated 
        our shirts on the way up). So anyway, this is the view from the top. View from the top The "Daibutsu", 
        the second largest statue of Buddha in all of Japan. The "Daibutsu", the second largest Buddha statue in Japan.
Buddha 
        with lotus flower. Buddha with lotus flower If your 
        a big Buddha, you gotta have big shoes right? I present to you, "Daikutsu". Daibutsu no daikutsu I know 
        you've often thought to yourself, well, a giant Buddha is okay, I guess, 
        but wouldn't it be cool if we could see inside of the great Buddha. The inside of Buddha
Another 
        photo from inside the big man. Another photo from inside the big man An incence 
        burner, dramatic shot. An incense burner, dramatic shot Another 
        shot of the Daibutsu. Another shot of the Daibutsu
The Buddha, 
        in blue. The Buddha, in blue Buddha, 
        deep in thought. Buddha, deep in thought More "action" 
        shots of the Daibutsu. More "action" shots of the Daibutsu
Entrance 
        to another temple. Entrance to another temple Hey, that's 
        me. Hey, that's me Classical 
        Japan, with vending machines. Classical Japan, with vending machines
The second 
        most Japanese photo I own. The second most Japanese photo I own The other 
        side of that bridge. The other side of that bridge The guard 
        to the entrance to one of the temples. The guard to the entrance to one of the temples
Remember 
        that photo with me in it, you can see that same building, but from an 
        uphill angle. Different shot of a shrine It's always 
        good to know that some things are the same as in the US. It's good to know that some things don't change The intention 
        was to have the flock fly away right when I took the picture, but I'm 
        not lucky. I wanted them to fly away but, alas
A pond 
        full of lillies, zen. A pond full of lillies, zen More of 
        an "art" shot. More of an "art" shot If you 
        look closely, there's a turtle in the upper center portion of the picture, 
        how cute. Can you see the turtle?
Action 
        shot of nagashi-somen. Action shot of nagashi-somen Everyone 
        eating. Everyone eating Another 
        shrine. Another shrine
A fountain 
        and a sign that says, "don't drink the water". A fountain Another 
        art shot, this time of the bottom side of one of the temples' roofs. The bottom side of one of the temples' roofs A tatami 
        room. A tatami room
Some of 
        the engraving on the roofs. Hey, is that the triforce. Some of the engraving on the roofs On the 
        way up the large hill there was this small rest area. What you see are 
        stones with the names of people who have donated large amounts of money 
        to this particular temple. Signs of donation



 

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