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Photos of Japan: Hase-dera temple – smiling monks, bamboo and zen

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A few pictures from the Hase-dera temple complex in Kamakura. Advertisements

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Photos of Japan – Return to the Kamakura Daibutsu

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A few pictures from a recent trip to visit an old friend – the Daibutsu near Kamakura.

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Photos of Japan: Daikoku Futo

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Daikoku. Even for a guy who’s not that into cars, the place is incredible. What is it? Well, Daikoku Futo PA, to give it its full name, is basically a parking lot on a tiny island just off of Yokohama. … Continue reading

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Eerie, headless Buddhas and the rest

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Walking around the outskirts of the main temple complex at Nikko took me on a nice path up through a bit of forest, to a tiny temple. Strangely enough, their heads had been removed or dropped off. Instead, stones balanced … Continue reading

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Kegon Waterfall

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Another round of photos from a recent trip to Nikko. This time of the almost 100 meter tall Kegon Waterfall.

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Temple details

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A few more pictures from my recent trip to Nikko. The temples are known for their elaborate, colourful carvings, including the very famous three monkeys. Here are a few of them.

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Temples and Nature

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One of the things that has often struck me about Japanese temples and shrines is how they seem to interact with the nature around them in a way that the churches I know from Europe do not. This is something … Continue reading

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