Linda G. Hill

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JusJoJan 29 – Kamakura, Japan – Part 2

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It wasn’t the perfect weather to go to the beach, but for me, living where the nearest large body of water is Lake Ontario, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the Pacific Ocean. So off to the beach I went.

PacificI wrote this about the day:

I could have spent much more than the two hours I was there had I been able to sit. The weather was cool but quite comfortable in my winter jacket. A group of adults were there with their children, one of which–a two year old boy–was completely naked. Not something you’d see in Canada.

Soft, deep sand and gentle waves… Again I was warned about the hawks, but the crows were in abundance. The highlights of what they were eating were a stingray and a small (2-2.5 ft. long?) shark.

The conch shells were many – giant clam shells and starfish as well.

blue starred star
conch

The next day it rained, but nothing was going to keep me indoors. I walked with my umbrella to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, where there was a wedding going on. I didn’t get any pictures of the bride, but I did spend 500Yen to make a wish and write it on a wooden board. It’s probably still hanging there.

Some pictures:

Near the front gate

Near the front gate

Autumn colours in December

Autumn colours in December

green reflection

A reflective pond

I wrote:

I want to go shopping in Yokohama, but I’m reluctant to leave the quiet of here. Five days in Tokyo will be busy enough.

And they were. To be continued.

JJJ 2015

This post is part of Just Jot It January!! https://lindaghill.com/2015/01/01/just-jot-it-january-pingback-post-and-rules/

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11 thoughts on “JusJoJan 29 – Kamakura, Japan – Part 2

  1. Here in Spain it’s not strange to see naked children at the beach. It would nearly be more strange to see a child under 4 years old that isn’t naked!

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    • Just goes to show how different we are in the way we do things. But it was because of the weather I think that it surprised me more than anything. I was cool in my winter coat – and I’m Canadian! 😛

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  2. It all looks amazing.xxx

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  3. Lovely, like the bluish seastar.

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  4. Lovely photos, It sounds like a wonderful trip

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  5. Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Beautiful! Such an appropriate way to spend some time in bustling Nihon. And I have been wondering recently, with the massive increase in souls compared to centuries ago, do the gods of those shrines have trouble keeping up? I am also convinced that this won’t happen, because I’m sure less and less people, proportionally, visit those shrines, considering the aforementioned hustle and bustle. So in conclusion, I feel like that makes visits, and days, like yours here all the more special. 🙂

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  7. I don’t blame you for wanting to stay. It looks gorgeous!

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  8. Love the thoughts of the moment of this.

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  9. Very interesting Linda.

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