Sunday, November 30, 2014

Trip to Kanto Area (Part 3) "at Kamakura" ;

This is the last of my long post of trip to Kanto area;

*The Great Buddha at koutokuji-temple '高徳寺' *  
Entrance of Koutokuji;

*Tsuruokahachimanngu-shrine '鶴岡八幡宮 ' *
Surprising to see that a Wedding was going on at 'yumedono, 夢殿'. And people were taking pictures. I checked with PC's home-page of this shrine and found that they provide 'Shinto-style wedding' like this openly; and this way the couple can be celebrated by the visitors to the shrine as well;  
Hope you can see the bride in both pictures;



*Hasedera-temple '長谷寺 '*
I saw these ladies with kimono observing this sweet Ryouen-Jizo. Ryouen means making a good match. Jizo is the  popular Buddhist Bodhisattva.  I think these jizo prays "I hope you have the good fortune" for young people.
Machilus thunbergii (species of laurel), 椨の木(たぶの木、楠の仲間)
This tree amazed me with its gracefulness. 

*The last night of our trip, we enjoyed delicious Chinese food at Yokohama*

For the last, let me put lovely Jizo at Hasedera and the poodle I met during the trip. This Jizo called 'nagomi- jizo, 和み地蔵’, and meant to sooth or relief you. Wishing you all happy coming December♪   I won't put any more excuses every one, See You Soon!!!

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26 comments:

Joan's mix max said...

Great nice pictures ..I mean really great..

Gunilla Bäck said...

The temples are gorgeous and the gardens around them are very beautiful. Enjoy your day!

Ela said...

Wow ! Really a gorgeous place ! Especially I admire the sculptures and flowers in the garden !
Greetings

September Violets said...

Good Morning Miyako! I've been catching up with your posts on your amazing trip to Kanto. Such spectacular photos of Mt. Fuji, the waterfall, the statues and hotel! Love the tree shapes, and the red maples were stunning. You obviously had a wonderful time with your husband and cousins. Glad everything went well and that you are home safe again :) Wendy x

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I have enjoyed your trip to Kanto! The temple and Budda are wonderful sights! The food looks yummy and the dog is a cutie! Thank you so much for linking up your post, enjoy your new week!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Wonderful photos of a very different culture! And I love the tree for its wonderful old structure. And because it's still hanging in :))
Thank you for sharing this Miyako!

【ツ】Knipsa

TexWisGirl said...

such a beautiful place! love all the trees and statues and sculptures! a great place to hold a wedding service!

Linda W. said...

What a beautiful place! How fun to come upon someone's wedding.

Linda said...

Such a lovely place, Miyako!

Linda Kay said...

Miyako, you have some of the most lovely pictures to share with us. That Buddha is enormous, and I'm sure it is really treat to have a wedding there. It's probably so popular that you have to book it far in advance! Hugs from Texas.

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. These are great pictures! I visited Kamakura few years ago and your pictures brought fun memories :-) At Tsuruokahachimangu, I saw wedding, too! It must be a popular spot for wedding :-) Ojizo-san are very cute. Nagomi-Jizo does soothe me. And the poodle is so cute, too! Looks almost like a nuigurumi :-)
Glad you had a great trip. I wish you a happy December!

Sussi said...

beautiful place!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
You for sure had quite an amazing trip with so many highlights.
What a joy to find a wedding going on at such a place...
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Don't have daytime Internet; only early morning before 8:00 AM... Thursday will be normal again!

Fun60 said...

What an amazing trip you have had. Loved the wedding photos.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I'm glad you included people in the Great Buddha shot... It helps give a size reference. He's very large and impressive!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful post and I LOVE the photo of the Great Buddha at koutokuji-temple!

Photo Cache said...

the gardens are always incredible.

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ladyfi said...

What a marvellous place!

Hannah said...

What a fun place to visit. I especially like the Japanese gardens and the fantastic Laurel tree, so graceful! The wedding and buildings are interesting too, it would be fun to hear the music. Hugs from the PNW!

sarah said...

One of my daughters chose shrine's wedding at Kasuga- grand-shrine in Nara city.She wore jyunihitoe and osuberakasi. As you write, visitors of the shrine also said "congratulation".We were happy.
Have a nice day!

Villrose said...

I enjoyed everything, wedding, Kimono ladies, buildings and Jizos!

Jane said...

i love that there was a traditional wedding taking place! i always like it when the bride and groom chooses the traditional route rather than the more modern option :) beautiful pictures. i really wish to visit japan one day!

Felicia said...

Hi Miyako. More wonderful photos.

The laurel tree is so beautiful and your poodle friend is so pretty.

bettyl-NZ said...

Truly an interesting place! Thanks for sharing.

bailey-road.com said...

A lovely area. The shrine looks like a great place for a beautiful wedding ceremony. I love that amazing tree and the jizo statues in the gardens.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! I enjoyed this post. I went to research about weddings in Japan for my own education and the clothing is so beautiful in the traditional wedding, but I see that young people may want a western wedding. Beautiful area to have a wedding in too... Michelle