In November 2015, the JJ family visited Japan for Thanksgiving Break. Japan’s a beautiful country with one of the most efficient railway systems. As part of our travels, we took a day trip from Tokyo, to Kamakura where sits the second largest Buddha statue in all of Japan. The Kamakura Daibutsu is about 44 feet tall and weighs about 120 tons. Made of bronze and originally cast in 1252, the statue was housed inside a large temple hall for several years before these structures were destroyed by tidal waves and typhoons. Since 1495, the Buddha sits exposed to all natural elements. For a small fee, the interior of the Buddha statue can be accessed. Kamakura also boasts the beautiful Hasadera Kannon temple situated a short distance away.
Here are some picture postcards shared from that day.