2016 Spring Najah Yasin Temple Japan Temple Summer

Kamakura II

My favorite part of Kamakura was this lovely pond near the Temple. Gardens or the landscape are usually in juxtaposition with traditional Japanese architecture


TUJ students and professor sitting on the bench viewing the lovely pond. Some trying to mediate while others in deep thought.
Kya Kerner feeling the texture of the moss wall
Capturing the moment
It’s unusual for cherry blossoms to bloom early in February. They must have blossomed early because we are in Japan 🙂
The great craft of making a perfect roof curve. Craft level in Japanese architecture is almost always very high. The beautiful brown color shows that it’s a new roof.
Anatol Steck by the early blossom trees.
Bad hair day?
Professor Dr. Deanna MacDonald demonstrating the ritual of purification before entering Temples or Shrines
Jazzmynn Hong’s favorite aspect of Japanese culture, the Zen Garden. There was a gold claw toy that she was “picking up.”
Visited a traditional a restaurant serving traditional Buddhist food. Photo Credit: Jazzmynn Hong




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