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Hojo-ike: Garden Path | by jpellgen (@1179_jp)
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Hojo-ike: Garden Path

Across the little path is nice spot to view and photograph the Hojo-ike.


Hase-dera is a Jodo (Pure Land) temple in Kamakura with beautiful views of the sea. Established in the 700's, Hase-dera was originally a Tendai temple founded by Tokudo Shonin. Tokudo is said to have been responsible for creating the large wooden Kannon which resides inside Hase-dera's Kannon-do. It is the largest wooden statue in Japan. The twin statue, also created by Tokudo (carved from the same tree) is located in Nara.


Kaikozan Hase-dera. Kamakura, Kanagawa.

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Taken on March 22, 2008