Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hasedera Temple - Kamakura

These pictures was taken in January, 1995. The Temple is quite striking as it is situated on a hill. As part of the compound, there is a cave, that according to legend, was dug out by Kobo Daishi himself (in seclusion). The Temple thrived in the 13th century and has ties to a sister temple in Nara.

Temple Guide in English

A link to the sacred Kannon


Sanmon (Temple Gate)


Kannon-do


Yakuyoke (Protector from Evil Spirits) Amida Buddha, located in Amida-do Hall


Temple cave, as told in legend, to have been dug out by Kobo Daishi himself


Temple grounds - the entrance to the cave is on the right, beneath the small stone pagoda


Scenic lookout view of Sagami Bay





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