Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Daibutsu in Kamakura

The Daibutsu statue in Kamakura was originally cast in 1252. It's a very famous icon in Japan, and one of the first places we visited upon our arrival in Japan. This visit was fun because there were several busloads of junior high students visiting from the Chiba Prefecture. Three groups stopped us and pulled out notebooks. They said, "Hello, we are junior high English students. Do you speak English?" We do and we told them we did have time to answer their questions. They asked us our name, where we were from, and what our favorite Japanese food is. They also asked to have their picture taken with us.
For 20-yen, you can go inside the Buddha.
That's looking into the head of the Buddha.
The Buddha's slippers.
The Buddha is about a 10 minute walk from Hase Station. You can also hike to the Buddha from near the Kita-Kamakura station. It's a beautiful hike!

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