Canon and Hotoke-sama, Kamakura

This weekend I went to Kamakura to practice my photography. Here are images from one temple, details of the Buddha (Hotokesama/Sidhartha) and the most famous bodhisattva, Canon.

(The Buddha is an individual who achieves nirvana and is no longer part of our world while a bodhisattva is an individual who reached nirvana but choses to stay in this realm to help others follow the Buddhist path.)

canon detail (1 of 1)


hotokesama (1 of 1)


insense bowl 2 (1 of 1) view outside (1 of 1) prayer bowl (1 of 1) Prayer bench (1 of 1)


11 Comments on “Canon and Hotoke-sama, Kamakura

  1. I saw some cute little old people dancing on a stage, and I almost got run over by a mikoshi šŸ˜‰
    It was nice, but probably my first and last of the summer, ha ha.
    6ā€™4ā€³? Lucky you! You got the cool breeze! It was quite stifling at 5’71/2″ šŸ™‚


    • Right!

      I’m one of the few people who doesn’t mind the crowded trains. When I get on the morning rush hour I’m only inconvenienced in that I can’t use my iPad, all this while two people are crammed into my arm pits.

      Have you tried those super platform shoes? šŸ™‚


      • Ha ha šŸ™‚ It would be worse if I were any shorter, but it’s not too bad usually.

        I think those super platform shoes might make me seem even more terrifying to men than I currently seem to be šŸ˜‰ As far as I’m concerned those are best left in the Spice Girl era šŸ˜€


  2. Beautiful photographs! How on earth do you get a photo of something shiny ithout getting your face in the image? We’ve taken photos of shiny black gravestones and we stand aside or far away or use something black to cover ourselves. šŸ™‚


    • Kamakura is amazing, you definitely should make plans to go to their hanabi. It’s always on a Wednesday — plan your sick day ahead of time. They light the fireworks ON the water,not in the sky.

      While you’re there, take in Hasedera.

      Win-win. šŸ˜‰


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