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... Buddha. Families with small children in squeeky shoes, school groups, a few foreigners like ourselves, all posing for the camera in front of the giant statue, waving the peace sign or pretending to hold the Buddha from a distance. You can buy a plethora of good luck charms here, eat at the cafeteria's multiple vending machines, or descend into the belly of the Buddha - literally. It's cool because you can see how the giant copper ...
... tall rectangular box a few times. He tipped it upside down and a thin stick came out of a little hole. The lady read the number on the stick and handed him a rolled up piece of paper. This fortune gave you your lucky number, and told of your health, wealth, love, etc. His was all good news. Along the side there was the fence with lots of papers tied to it. Yoko-san said if you get a bad fortune you must tie your paper to the ...
... enough! At 43.8 feet tall and weighing 121 tonnes it is a seriously impressive structure.
So, how hard could it possibly be to find such an imposing monument in a small city like Kamakura? Well, quite hard actually. After wandering around aimlessly for about 10 minutes, we decided to ask somebody. Luckily for us, we were accompanied by two fellow English teachers on this trip, both of whom speak pretty good Japanese. Cheryl is an Aussie, Jo-Jo ...
My brother and I met with my great aunt and her daughter and we went about an hour from Tokyo to Kamakura. Kamakura is where the famous big buddha (daibatsu) is. So they showed us around, first to a temple, then food, buddha, and then this garden with a beautiful view, ate snack. At around 530ish, we went to their house and ate dinner. A day full of getting fed and fed and fed. Not complaining, but maybe a little bit of regret ...
... prior to arriving here to consume in this nice park like setting.
They say the most famous attraction at Kamakura is the Great Budda. We visited this gigantic specimen, 37' high and weighing 93 tons. The big bronze guy was cast in 1252 and has withstood a tidal wave, sun, snow and stars. No doubt about it, the dude was rather impressive.
It's getting dark but we're ...
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