Plum blossom full bloom at Hase temple in Kamakura!
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Hase Temple, Kamakura
I went to Hase temple in Kamakuraに to see the plum blossoms.
The plum blossoms were at their best and very beautiful.
According to the temple’s legend is below.
The Buddha monk Tokudo, the founder of Hase temple in Nara Prefecture, created two eleven-faced Kannon Buddha.
He carved from a large camphor tree he found in the mountains of Yamato Province in 721.
One of them became the statue of the Kannon of Yamato Hase temple.
The other was washed out to the sea after a prayer.
Fifteen years later, one of the statues washed ashore at Nagaiura on the Miura Peninsula.
And it was enshrined in Kamakura, where Hase temple is.
In 736, Fusamae Fujiwara invited Tokudo, the founder of Hase temple in Nara Prefecture.
Then Hase temple was founded with the statue of the eleven-faced Kannon.
It’s the principal object of worship here.
It is a temple of the Jodo sect of Buddhism.
The main image of the eleven-faced Kannon is 9.18 m high.
And it is said to be the largest wooden Buddhist image in Japan.
There is a viewing platform on the flat land where the Kannon Hall stands.
From there, the sea of Kamakura and the town of Hase can be seen.
Furthermore, you can see as far as the Miura Peninsula.
The temple is famous for its beautiful flowers and autumn leaves throughout the year.
This time, I came to see the plum blossoms, which are at their best.
You buy a 400 yen( 4 dollars) admission ticket and enter the temple.
As soon as you enter, you will be greeted by dark pink, light pink, white, and weeping pink plum blossoms.
There is a faint, good smell of plum blossoms in the air.
There were many people who came to see and take pictures.
Hase temple is about a 5-minute walk from Kotokuin Temple, where the famous Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of Kamakura is located.
By train, it is a 4-minute ride on the Enoshima Electric Railway from Kamakura Station to Hase Station then 5-minute walk.
It is a 25-minute walk from Kamakura Station, so it is a good idea to walk there while enjoying the view of the city of Kamakura.
Why don’t you come to Hase Temple in Kamakura to enjoy seasonal flowers?
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!