Rainy season hydrangeas in Hase temple in Kamakura
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Hydrangea at Hase-Temple
The hydrangeas are blooming beautifully now!
Hase temple is one of the most popular temples especially flower season!
It’s founded in the Nara Period (736), Hase Temple is one of the oldest temples in Kamakura too.
And it was designated as a place of imperial worship under the reign of Emperor Shomu.
The principal image of the temple is a statue of the eleven-faced Bodhisattva.
It is one of the largest wooden Buddhist statues in Japan (9.18 m high).
The temple is a symbol of the Kannon Sacred Sites representing the Eastern part of Japan.
And its Dharma has been handed down to the present day.
There is a mysterious legend this temple.
2 Hase temples in Kamakura and Nara
In 721, Tokudo Shonin, a priest from Nara Prefecture, carved two identical statues of the Kannon on a camphor tree.
One was enshrined at HaseTemple in Nara Prefecture.
And the other was washed out to sea from the coast of Ise.
Then it’s landed near Hase Temple in Kamakura , 600 km away.
Then Tokudo Shonin founded it and dedicated the Kannon statue here.
The temple in Nara Prefecture also has the same name as this Kamakura temple, Hase temple.
Hydrangeas are in full bloom
Now hydrangeas have started to bloom beautifully.
You can enjoy them during the month of June.
Why don’t you come and enjoy the mysterious statue of Kannon and the hydrangea, and enjoy both 1300 years of history and nature!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!