Kamakura II

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My favorite part of Kamakura was this lovely pond near the Temple. Gardens or the landscape are usually in juxtaposition with traditional Japanese architecture

 

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TUJ students and professor sitting on the bench viewing the lovely pond. Some trying to mediate while others in deep thought.

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Kya Kerner feeling the texture of the moss wall

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Capturing the moment

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It’s unusual for cherry blossoms to bloom early in February. They must have blossomed early because we are in Japan 🙂

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The great craft of making a perfect roof curve. Craft level in Japanese architecture is almost always very high. The beautiful brown color shows that it’s a new roof.

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Anatol Steck by the early blossom trees.

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Bad hair day?

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Professor Dr. Deanna MacDonald demonstrating the ritual of purification before entering Temples or Shrines

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Jazzmynn Hong’s favorite aspect of Japanese culture, the Zen Garden. There was a gold claw toy that she was “picking up.”

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Visited a traditional a restaurant serving traditional Buddhist food. Photo Credit: Jazzmynn Hong

 

 

 

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