Sunday, March 18, 2007

Heading for temples in Kamakura after New Year

Most people will visit temple after New Year. First when entering temple, hands are washed, people line up for their turn. Some money is thrown in box. Before prayer some sounds is given - like ringing the bell or clapping hands. After making wish some slight bend.

At the end of video I added other ceremony, but I am not sure what is that and what is being performed.

Kamakura is perfect getaway from buzzes of Tokyo. During night all temples turn slightly different.

Evening in Kamakura, Japan
Image: Evening in Kamakura

Kamakura temple by night
Image: temples in Kamakura are magical

This Kamakura shrine in Google map. Drag with mouse to see around or click on "-" to zoom out.

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