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Kamakura photo journey part 1 (*^-^*)

It’s been far longer than I wanted to wait between updates, but I’ve been running myself ragged playing tour guide! ^o^;; It’s been fun though, and I’ve taken a ton of pictures!! Now I finally get a chance to share them with you, starting NOW!

Yaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! 🙂

First off was Kamakura. Tamara wanted to see the giant Buddha there, so off we went after I had finished work last week. I’d only been there once right after I arrived in Japan, and nearly forgotten how large it is!

The weather was cloudy and muggy, but hoooooot. Oh so very humid and hot. It’s really unusual for Japan to be this hot this late in the year. Today felt like high summer, and it’s October!

But we started out journey in high spirits. A weekday (Friday) meant less of a crowd, and we were all for it!

Read on to see more pictures!! ————->

As always, there were trendy schoolboys on the trains.

 

And maybe it’s just me, but when we arrived in Enoshima and saw this sign, I was reminded of a certain internet meme going around… (I mean, look at it’s large chin!)

 

We were lucky, and there were not that many people! :)))

 

Here is Tamara. She’s very colorful, and a professional videographer, by the way! Her new documentary is running the film festival circuit right now!

 

I saw this nestled in the tracks. It seems that Halloween is finally starting to catch on in Japan. Now just to get trick-or-treating to be a “thing”!!

 

Of course, even the trains were decorated for the occasion. 🙂

 

Adorable little schoolboys. 🙂

 

When you get off the train in Kamakura, you have to walk about 10 minutes in order to get to the Buddha. I really enjoyed that there weren’t too many people around. A weekday is really the perfect time to go!

 

The lion is the reason that I took this picture, but I actually can’t help staring at the bizarre Jeans advertisement now!

 

About 10 sweaty minutes in, we finally arrived! See his head poking up from behind the wall? It costs 200 yen to go in and see Buddha, which is well worth it in my opinion. But if you’re feeling cheap, you can get a bit of a taste of what you’re in for just by peeking over the wall fromt he outside!

 

Tickets for two!

 

Also, as with most Buddhist temples, you are supposed to wash your hands before entering. 🙂

 

And so, we had finally arrived…..!

 

Aaaaaaaaaaaand…..

 

More to come in tomorrow’s post! 🙂

You know you love me! 🙂 But I want to keep on posting every day, so I’m going to reveal the secrets and fun little by little!!

By the way, did you know that you can go inside of buddha?!?!!?!!! We didn’t… yet!

 

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Hi! This is Jamie Lynn Lano! I am a Washington State (USA) native who: ☆ Holds a Bachelors of the Arts in Media Arts & Animation from AiPx. ☆ Worked as an assistant mangaka in Japan for Konomi Takeshi on The Prince of Tennis. ☆ Was an essay columnist for Asahi Weekly from 2008-2013. ☆ Was the star of Asahi Pop'n Press on Asahi TV (Japan) from 2009-2013 ☆ Was a write for Metropolis magazine in 2010. ☆ Has kept a blog foreeeeeeeeever! First and Current blogs.

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