Saturday, May 30, 2015

ONE DAY TRIP AT KAMAKURA.

 The first Samurai Government was established at Kamakura in 1192 AD.

There are many sightseeing places at Kamakura,we visited there many times.

So we walked only historical sites this time.


We started our walking from Hoshoji Temple.


The gate of hoshoji Temple.

法性寺です。

The government made 7 sunken roads to protect it against enemies.

大切岸です。

One of the sunken road remains almost same as the  original.

名越の切通です。
There are two very small stone joss  houses along the road.


石廟です。 目的は不明です。



There is a kind of grave yard too.


A kind of grave yard.
This kind of grave yards were made Kamakura government era only.

まんだら堂の「やぐら」です。
鎌倉文化圏にだけ存在します。

Zooming up. Gorin towers. 五輪の塔です。

These small towers were made for memorial service for the dead.

There are many wild flowers along the road.


Deutzia.

卯の花、別名、ウツギです。
旧暦の4月は卯月、卯の花の咲く月から名づけられたと言われています。

Zooming up.


Mother of thousands or Strawberry geranium. ユキノシタです。


White day flower or Wandering jew

トキワツユクサです。

Blue eyed grass.

ニワゼキショウです。

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50 comments:

  1. Love seeing the historic locations in your posts. The sunken roads and graveyards are fascinating structures from an earlier era. The wildflowers are also beautifully photographed.

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  2. Your posts are always so interesting! I love learning about your country.

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  3. Hi, Minoru! I've missed keeping up with your blog (and mine too, lol) - it's been a very busy and eventful spring. Your posts are always beautiful and fascinating, and this one is no exception. I love the photos of the sunken roads, and of course the beautiful flower photos for which you are famous. :-) I've enjoyed exploring cemeteries since I was a kid (really!), and have never seen anything like these, so I found them especially intriguing!

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      Hi! Long time no see! Thank you very much for your comment. Your comments always make me happy.

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  4. How nice to see this gorgeous place !! Thanks for sharing your pictures !!
    Have a happy weekend !

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  5. Wonderful visit and images from the historical site. The sunken roads and the towers at the grave site are interesting. I love the pretty flowers. Great post and photos. Thanks for sharing your trip! Have a happy weekend!

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  6. こんばんわ!
    法性寺からの散策、長~~く歩かれた事と思います。鎌倉時代の姿をとどめたお墓始めて見ました。鎌倉文化の歴史が残る道ですね。ズーミングアップしたお花達、よく見たらそれぞれに個性があって可愛いです。特にニワゼキショウが好きです。

    コメントありがとうございました。シマウマが”ワン”と鳴くって聞いたことありましたが、本当だったのですね

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    1. Dear Tomoko sama.
      こんばんは。 「やぐら」という墓所はこの時代だけです。一説には、敦煌などの、石仏の文化の影響と言われています。 鎌倉時代には、宋、からたくさんの僧侶、が日本に来ています。
       シマウマは2頭でしたら、ワンワン、と鳴くかどうかは分かりません。 私は、テレビでその声を聴きました。

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  7. This seems a wonderful place to visit. I love all the details you captured and the information you shared. And you flowers are my favorite kind--single, tiny blooms.

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  8. Hello Minoru, The historical sites are very interesting and I love all the flowers.

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  9. These are another beautiful places.

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  10. What a wonderful visit this must have been, Minoru.
    I just love that blue-eyed grass.
    What a beautiful little flower.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I like the little flower very much too.

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  11. The grave yard is fascinating, it looks like it was carved into the stone, like some cave dwellings. The sunken road is interesting too. I like the photos of the beautiful wild flowers, they look like some flowers found over here too, perhaps they were brought over here sometime. I just got a strawberry geranium and hope to keep it alive. It sounds like over there it spreads a lot.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I hope your strawberry geranium will grow and bloom soon.

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  12. What charming small towers or graves! And lovely spring flowers too.

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  14. I enjoyed seeing the historical structures, but those wildflowers, wow… they make my heart sing! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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  15. Beautiful photography and wonderful variety all very informative ~ thanks!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  16. Fascinating!
    Thank you so much for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/nesting.html. Your photos are wonderful, and the story behind this place is so interesting. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  18. very beautiful! and very interesting!

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  19. Woowww ... !!! Pure nature. beautiful tree
    Good week.
    a hug

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  20. wow what an interesting place and fab pictures as well

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  21. Such beauty in your photos, mixed with the history I am quite enamored!

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  22. Gorgeous pictures! It feels like stepping back in time.

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  23. 鎌倉を訪れたのはもうずいぶん前で、あまり覚えていません。 ここらはまったく知りません。不思議な所ですよね。 歴史の勉強にもなりました。 写真がとてもいいです。 行ってみたいです。 

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    1.  Dear Akemi sama.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。 今に残る歴史遺跡を見て歩きました。 あまり人の行かないところです。

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  24. Very interesting place and very, very beautiful pictures dear Minoru! I like how you have captured these wonderful and delicate tiny blossoms very much!

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  25. 禅宗が鎌倉幕府を中心に支持された歴史背景と鎌倉の地形が、京都、奈良の寺と違って見える気がします。まんだら堂のやぐらのようなものは確かに初めてみます。五輪の塔も素敵ですね。海あり、山あり、鎌倉は行ってみたいところです。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。 初めての武家政権で大変な時代であった事が思い浮かばれます。 中国の宋の影響が強かったようです。
       是非、鎌倉にいらしてください。

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