Greetings from Japan!

4:04 AM

UToday was spent in Kamakura. Kamakura was the capital of Japan in the late 12th century.  We saw a lot of temples. I couldn't even begin to count the number of temples there are, but we barely scratched the surface. 

While we were at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine today we saw the end of a Shinto wedding. This was the beginning of the next wedding.  It was also a blessing day for 3,5, & 7 year old. They were adorable in their kimono, but I didn't feel comfortable taking pictures of kids.  

Also in Kamakura is the Great Buddha. This perhaps is one of my favorite temples that I've seen in Japan.  The building of the statue started in 1252 and took ten years to complete. It was covered at one point but the building was destroyed by a typhoon in the 1300's.  (which in itself is hard to comprehend). 

Yesterday we went to a sushi place for dinner (not my favorite thing). I think being awake for over 24 hours with only cat naps finally caught up with us. C slept through the whole dinner, the car ride home and being carried in to the house. Unfortunately she was up at 2am and doesn't know how to whisper.  She finally fell asleep again 3:30. I stayed up with her and slept in. I think we are now on Japan time.  Which will make it all the more difficult on the return flight. 

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  1. Looks like you're having an amazing time! This is so awesome. Japanese culture fascinates me.

  2. This is awesome! It looks so fascinating. Glad you are having a good time so far!

  3. so glad you are there safely! Hope you get your beauty sleep :)


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