2016 Summer Temple Japan Xueni Yang

A Journey in Kamakura

Last weekend, my host mother brought us to Kamakura. Over there, we saw and felt a more traditional aspect of Japan.

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Before we went to Kamakura, Okaasan (mother) taught us how to wear yukata, a type of kimono. We tried several times to wear it properly.
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We need to clean our hands and mouth before we get into Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine (鶴岡八幡宮) .

 

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We got lost on the way to the shrine. But it was wonderful to see such a wild and beautiful forest.
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On the way to Enkakuji Bentendo (円覚寺弁天堂)
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Worshiping Buddha
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Ray is putting a coin on the Shinzo (the statues of gods) and making a wish.
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The mural in the temple has an image of dragon.

 

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The bell Ogane represents a type of Bonsho, Buddhist bells . The bible is engraved on it.
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Observing what we should do in a shrine.
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There are many turtles in Japanese shrines. It is said that turtles present some special meaning of luck and happiness in Japanese culture.

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