Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Kamakura

I think i left my heart in Kamakura.
It is absolutely so quaint & cute, loved it to bits!

Some earlier visitors have advised that I should have gone to Kyoto to experience the same minus the temple admission fees but due to time constraints, I was unable to. (Kyoto will definitely be on my list in the future!) Kamakura is one of the 2 places I truly enjoyed visiting during my brief stint in Tokyo due to its scenic nature.
Back to the post at hand!

(Apologies for the harsh grey-white sky, it was rainy-cloudy 85% of the time we were in Tokyo. We had to make do with what we got!)








A train arrives at
the Kamakura train station.




















PASMO robot is cute.
This is the first time
i see him bowing.

(PASMO is a rechargeable contactless smart card ticketing system for public transport introduced in Tokyo & their robot is their logo)





















We had to take a little train through narrow pathways behind & around houses.






















Cleansing.
A ritual of purification for those who pray at the shrines. First the cup is dipped into the water & then used to cleanse hands & mouth.






















My fave Daruma picture!
He was sitting on this window sill of this shrine's ticketing window, just waiting for a shot! ^- ^;;






















Fur for the winter.
The kitties get all decked out
in their thick,lovely coats.

























A statue of a monk amidst
the fauna of his shrine.


















I can't help it,
even their manhole covers
are so design-y.
















Fresh rice crackers
being grilled daily to be
sold in the shop behind.























Cute little piggy statuettes
line up infront of a store.




















There were these hundreds & hundreds of little statues lined up on ledges,
on the ground.
























The great Daibutsu
of Kamakura.



















Day & night, locals & gaijin come to p(r)ay a visit to Kamakura's many lovely shrines & temples.














Plenty more pics to come.
Turns out our trip this time around was more of a photo trip.
Eating, sleeping, toilet business & let alone shopping were just essential tasks to be done along the way to our next photo destination!

2 comments:

Dmeister said...

Did you went inside of the daibutsu?

BracLynn said...

Yups, haha!
dmeister, have you?
I don't wanna ruin it for others who havn't been inside!! So, if u're curious, i shall personally mail you what we saw inside! ^-^a