Saturday, April 13, 2013

AN OLD CAPITAL, KAMAKURA

 Yoritomo established his Shogunate at Kamakura in 1185AD. The goverment lasted until 1333AD.

 We walked about sightseeing places at Kamakura yesterday.



We looked the sea from Inamuragasaki coast.
 
湘南海岸です。
 
 
If the weather were fine,we could see Mt.Fuji from this cosat.
 
晴れていれば富士山が見えました。
 
 
 
This bird (named Tobi)was looking for a chance to steal something to eat from sightseers.
 
トビが観光客の食べ物を狙ってました。
 
Just before coming to this coast,we took lunch at a buckwheat reatraunt
 
 
 
Left: The entrance gate of this restraunt.
Right: we started to eat  hor d'oeuvres with Japanese liquor(Sake).
 
鎌倉山の「らい亭」です。5万坪の庭園を持ってます。
 
 
There is a about 300,000 square meter garden in this restraunt.
 
 
 
Green dragon in this garden.
 
ウラシマソウです。
 
 
By macro lens.
 
Then we got on a Enoden streetcar and went to see a Great statue of Buddah.
 
 
A street car named Enoden.
 
江ノ電です。
 
 
Kamakura great statue of Buddha.  This statue is about 13 meters high.
 
 
 
There was a double- flowerd cherry tree in this precincts.
 
八重桜、関山です。
 
 
Then we went to Kentyouji Temple by bus.
 
 
 
Kentyouji Temple.
 
建長寺です。屋根がそり上がった禅宗様の寺院です。柱と柱の間にも組み物が有る
「詰組、つめぐみ」も禅宗様の特徴です。
 
 
A bell tower.
 
鐘楼です。梵鐘は国宝です。
 
 
 
 Garyoubingo.  A woman from the upper half of the body,
a bird from the lower  half of the body.
 
迦陵頻伽です。
 
 
Peony trees in this precincts.
 
芍薬です。
 
 
Pink Peony by macro lens.
 
 
A squirrel just appeared and climbed this tree.
 
リスが何かを喰わえて木に登り始めました。
 
Then we went to Tohkeiji Temple.
 
 
 
Tohkeiji Temple.
This temple is very famous as a Buddist temple to which wives ran away for refuge from their husbands in feudal period.
 
東慶寺です。豊臣秀頼の娘、天秀尼のころから明治の初めごろまで駆け込み寺でした。
 
There were many flowers in this precincts.
 
 
Juunihitoe.
 
ジュウニヒトエ(十二単衣)です。
 
 
By macro lens.
 
 
 
Vicia hirsuta.
 
スズメノエンドウです。
 
 
Violet.
 
 
 
By macro lens.
 
 
 
Pasqueflower.
 
オキナグサです。
 
Sharing with TODAY'S FLOWERS FLORAL LOVE.Weekly Top Shot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

56 comments:

  1. beautiful photos...the flowers are gorgeous!

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  2. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos with us! I love the buildings and all the flowers. I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  3. It looks sunny and warm there! I love all the flowers.

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  4. 鎌倉にいらしたんんですね。訪れるのにいい季節になりました。お花がとてもきれいに撮れていますね! すみれや十二単、特に美しいです。十二単は初めて見ました。名前にふさわしく優雅な花ですね。「らい亭」のお食事、おいしそう! 時間ができたら、また鎌倉をぶらぶらしたいです。 

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    1. Dear sapphire.
      おはようございます。久しぶりに鎌倉に行って来ました。桜の時期が終わったのでのんびりと散策しました。
       お時間が有ったら是非いらして下さい。

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  5. Lovely captures all Minoru! Saying hello from the USA. xo

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    1.  Dear Nancy.
      Hi! Long time no see. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  6. Nice photos. can´t you have a translate i am not så god in Englich
    Ha en fin helg
    Kram Meta

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    1. Dear Meta.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Please use google translator. I would use google translator from Swedish to English. Is it Ok?

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  7. 今回も素敵な写真を楽しませていただきました。
    トビやリスがうまく撮れていて、感心しました。動くものは、私はいつもタイミングを逃してうまく撮れません。

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    1. Dear Merry Witch.
      おはようございます。お褒めいただきありがとうございます。シャターを半押ししたまま、動くものを追いかけて良いと思った瞬間にシャッターを全押しすると良く撮れる事があります。

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  8. Wonderful photos of a very beautiful place ~ nature's beauties ~ ^_^

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  9. How beautiful - the sea, the flowers, the scenery!

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  10. Wonderful photographs, Minoru!
    The pink peony is so beautiful.
    I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you. I feel happy you like my photos.
      I hope you will have a wonderful Sunday.

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  11. こんにちは、盛り沢山ですね。海の写真も花の写真も素晴らしい。そしてトビもリスもよく撮れてます。「AIサーボ」ですか?。最近、鳥を見つけるとメニュー画面から「AIサーボ」を設定して構えますが、時間がかかるので大抵は逃げられてます。
    鎌倉山も「ローストビーフ」から「懐石料理」に人気が移ってるのでしょうか。「らい亭」の料理は美味しそうですね。沢山の素敵な写真をありがとうございました。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       おはようございます。お褒めいただき光栄です。リスは脚力ショット、すぐ近くまで走って行って撮りました。、トビはあまりにも近くに来たので普通のショットです。
       ローストビーフは銀座でも食べられますので、この変わった蕎麦屋に行きました。一度だけは行く価値が有りそうです。

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  12. You live at a very beautiful place.

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  13. All your flowers are wonderful, from cherry blossoms through peonies to violets . . .

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  14. You sure covered a lot of places. And the weather was so nice for a day of sightseeing too! :)

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  15. I like to know the architecture of other countries, so different from ours.
    Very good pictures.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Good week.
    a hug

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  16. so much beauty to be found here!

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  18. I have enjoyed tis wonderful post. Thank you so much!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. Thank you for hosting.

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  19. The world is a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us! beautiful photo's..

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  20. Amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing pictures and information about the area.

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  21. Tour flowers photos are stunning, and the macros are so filled with lovely detail. I noticed you comment about Mt. ...that is good weather it can be seen from the water. That sounds like Mt. Ranier out in Seattle, WA. Only in good weather can it be seen. The green dragon plant is fascinating. Have never heard of it. Happy Monday. genie

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    1. Dear Genie.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I looked Mt.Ranier photos by google. Mt.Ranier is stunning beautiful.
      Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  22. Amei as fotos! Viajei com você por estes lugares distantes de mim!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I tranlated your comment to English. I understood your saying completely.
      Thank you again.

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  23. I wish I knew as much about flowers as you do.

    Your post has made me realize that I haven't visited Kamakura in quite a while. Perhaps I should try to fit in a spring hike, but April is just so BUSY at university! (>_<) I'll just enjoy virtual walks on your blog.

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    1. Dear Rurousha.
      Thank you. I think you are very busy from April to July.
      I hope you would have much spare time to go to hiking somewhere.

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  24. You have such a wonderfully long history. I'm glad you said how high the Buddha statue is. It's much bigger than I would have guessed from the photo alone.

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  26. 稲村ケ崎、ここが稲村ジェーンの舞台なんですね。鎌倉は神戸に似ています。海と山が近いこと、古い歴史、でも神戸には鎌倉ほどの禅寺はありません。十二単、初めての花の名前ですが、この花見たことはあります。リスちゃん、可愛い!

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    1. Dear stardust.
      こんばんは。稲村ケ崎と言うと新田義貞の鎌倉攻めで、ここに来て金の太刀を海に投げたら、潮が引いて、その間に一気に鎌倉を攻めたという伝説があります。
       快晴ですと江の島の後ろに富士山が見え写真家のためのとても良い立地です。

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  27. The seaside looks so quiet and beautiful. Would love to spend some time there. Also the statue of Buddha is so calming. The flowers looks pretty too. What a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely week ahead Minoru :)

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